The World Athletics Championship 2023 finally came to an end on August 27, 2023. Neeraj Chopra, “The Pride of India,” became India’s first-ever gold medalist at the World Athletics Championship.
Pakistani player Arshad Nadeem finished second and became the first medalist for Pakistan in the competition’s history. Also, Neeraj has qualified for the upcoming Paris Olympics with a big throw of 88.77m in his first attempt at the World Athletics Championships.
Neeraj Chopra Wiki
|Date of Birth||December 24, 1997|
|Age||25 years old|
|Parents||Satish Kumar (Father)|
Saroj Devi (Mother
|Net-worth||Rs. 34-35 Crores|
Neeraj Chopra Schedule 2023
|Date||Name of the Event||Country|
|May 5, 2023||Doha Diamond League (Neeraj Chopra won Gold Medal)||Qatar|
|June 30, 2023||Lausanne Diamond League (Neeraj Chopra won Gold Medal)||Switzerland|
|August 19-27 2023||World Athletics Championships (Gold Medal)||Hungary|
|September 23-October 8 2023||Asian Games||China|
About Neeraj Chopra
Neeraj Chopra became an overnight sensation when he won the first gold medal for India in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Chopra was born on December 24, 1997, in a Haryanvi family in Khandra Panipat, Haryana.
He had been quite active in sports since childhood, but he was an obese child. To reduce his weight, he joined the sports academy. While playing at Shivaji Stadium in Panipat, he saw some javelin throwers and began participating himself.
Neeraj Chopra Family
Neeraj belongs to a typical Haryanvi family, and most of the members of his family are involved in Agriculture and farming. Chopra’s family is a joint family; all of his father’s brothers live together. His father, Satish Kumar, is a Farmer, while his mother, Saroj Devi, is a housewife.
As Neeraj lives in a joint family, he has several cousins, but he only has two biological younger sisters named Sangeeta and Sarita. Neeraj is the first athlete in his family, and he always mentions how his family supported him through thick and thin.
Neeraj Chopra Girlfriend
Neeraj Chopra is often asked if he is dating someone, so he always replies that he is currently focusing on his career. So, it can be expected that he might not be dating someone, or even if he does, he might not share it openly on social media.
Neeraj Chopra Educational Qualification
Neeraj did his schooling at BVN Public School, Haryana. For his graduation, Neeraj took admission at DAV College, Chandigarh, and later dropped out of college due to his training. In the year 2021, he again took admission to Lovely Professional University (LPU) to pursue a Bachelor of Arts (BA).
Neeraj Chopra in Indian Army
Neeraj Chopra was commissioned as a junior commissioned officer (JCO) in the Army. After winning gold in the javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics, he has been awarded the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM). Neeraj Chopra is commissioned in the Army’s oldest rifle regiments and his parent unit, the 4 Rajputana Rifles. After Neeraj’s performance in the Asian games, he received a promotion and presently holds the rank of Subedar.
Neeraj Chopra Javelin Career
Neeraj Chopra won his first medal, a bronze, in the district championships. In 2012, Chopra won his first gold medal at the National Junior Athletics Championships in Lucknow with a new national record throw of 68.40 metres.
|2013||World Youth Championship||–|
|2014||Youth Olympics||Silver Medal|
|2016||Asian Junior Championship||Silver Medal|
|2016||World Junior Championship||Gold Medal|
|2016||South Asian Games||Gold Medal|
|2017||Asian Championship||Gold Medal|
|2018||Commonwealth Games||Gold Medal|
|2018||Asian Games||Gold Medal|
|2018||Sotteville Athletics Meet||Gold Medal|
|2021||Meeting Cidade de Lisboa||Gold Medal|
|2021||Folksam Grand Prix||Gold Medal|
|2021||Kuortane Games||Bronze Medal|
|2021||Olympic Games||Gold Medal|
|2022||Paavo Nurmi Games||Silver Medal|
|2022||Kuortane Games||Gold Medal|
|2022||World Athletics Championships||Silver Medal|
|2022||Diamond League Lausanne||Winner|
|2022||Diamond League Final Zurich||Winner|
|2023||Doha Diamond League||Gold Medal|
|2023||Lausanne Diamond League 2023||Gold Medal|
Neeraj Chopra Records
Here’s the list of records created by Golden Boy Neeraj Chopra:
Neeraj Chopra Net-worth
Neeraj Chopra has won a lot of tournaments, medals, and prize money. As of 2023, Neeraj Chopra’s Net Worth is around Rs. 34–35 crores. Neeraj also owns a Mahindra XUV 700, a Mahindra Thar, a Toyota Fortuner, a Range Rover Sport, a Ford Mustang GT, and a Harley-Davidson 1200 Roadster.
Also, he is the face of various big brands, and after winning the Olympic Gold Medal, Neeraj’s endorsement fee was increased to Rs 2.5 crore per year.
FAQs related to Neeraj Chopra
A. Neeraj Chopra is 25 Years old.
A. Neeraj Chopra’s Net-worth is around Rs. 34-35 crore.
A. Neeraj Chopra’s rank in Army is Subedaar Major.
A. Neeraj Chopra’s highest throw is 89.94 m.
A. As of now, Neeraj Chopra is not dating someone.
A. It was the year 2017 when Neeraj Chopra won the Tokyo Olympic Medal.