Breakthrough Journey of Neeraj Chopra records:The Golden Javelin Thrower 2023

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Neeraj Chopra records

Neeraj Chopra is an Indian track and field athlete who specializes in the javelin throw. He is the reigning Olympic champion, World Championships silver medalist and the Diamond League champion in the javelin throw. He is the first Asian athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in men’s javelin throw.

Neeraj Chopra Records

Neeraj Chopra records

Olympic GamesTokyo 202087.58mGold medal
Asian GamesJakarta 201888.06mGold medal
Diamond LeagueStockholm 202289.94mSecond place
Commonwealth GamesGold Coast 201886.47mGold medal
World ChampionshipsOregon 202288.39mSecond place – Q
Asian ChampionshipsBhubaneshwar 201785.23mGold medal
World U20 ChampionshipsBydgoszcz 201686.48mGold medal
Asian Junior ChampionshipsHo Chi-Minh 201677.60mSilver medal
South Asian GamesGuwahati 201682.23mGold medal


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Early Life and Family

Neeraj Chopra records: Early Life and Family

  • Born on December 24, 1997 in Khandra village, Haryana
  • Father – Satish Kumar Chopra (farmer)
  • Mother – Saroj Devi (housewife)
  • Inspired by uncle in Indian Army
  • Took up athletics at age 13

Education and Early Athletics Career

  • 2011 – Won gold at National U-16 Championships
  • 2015 – Set world U-20 record of 81.04m in javelin throw
  • Studied at DAV College in Chandigarh
  • 2012 – Enrolled in Punjab Sports Department

Breakthrough Year 2016

2016 South Asian Games

  • Set world junior record with throw of 86.48m

2016 Poland

  • Set new junior world record with throw of 86.48m

2016 IAAF World U20 Championships

  • Won gold, first Indian to do so

Soaring to Success

  • 2018 Commonwealth Games:   Won gold with throw of 86.47m
  • 2018 Asian Games: Broke national record with throw of 88.06m and won Gold

2019 Asian Championships

  • Won gold with throw of 87.43m
  • Qualified for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Historic Olympic Gold in 2020

  • 1st attempt: 87.03m, lead the standings
  • 2nd attempt: 87.58m, set new national record
  • Maintained lead through next 3 attempts
  • Best throw: 87.58m
  • Won historic gold, 1st Indian in athletics

Quotes by Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra is an Indian track and field athlete who specializes in the javelin throw.

“Gold is Gold. For me, there is no difference between a gold at the Olympics or at any other competition.”

“My uncle used to tell me about the army. He put the desire in me to join the Indian Army.”

“I focused on my training and technique. I did not think that I should throw this far to break the record.”

“I don’t need to tell myself anything before a competition. I just remain calm.”

“In athletics, expectations are a lot as after very long India has won a gold medal. I just want to remain happy and keep working hard.”

“Athletics gave me recognition worldwide. I feel proud. I hope I can inspire more youngsters to take up sport.”

“If you want to do something in life, work hard for it. Success will follow.”

Future goals

Neeraj Chopra is still relatively young and has many years of competition ahead of him. He is expected to continue to dominate the javelin throw in India and around the world. He is also a strong contender to win more Olympic medals in the future.

Chopra’s goal is to inspire more Indians to take up athletics and to show the world that India is a force to be reckoned with in the world of sports.


  • Inspired India with his Olympic gold medal
  • Showed power of dedication and hard work
  • Motivated next generation of athletes
  • Committed to bringing more laurels for India

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