Olympic Gold Medalist

Neeraj Chopra's Reaction after winning Gold medal
Neeraj Chopra’s Reaction after winning the Gold medal

Who is Neeraj Chopra?

Neeraj is the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gold Medalist in Javelin throw. Check out some cool photos of Neeraj Chopra.

Where was he born?

Panipat in Harana. Like so many of the top athletes in India in other sports like wrestling.

Neeraj Chopra running with his Javelin
Neeraj Chopra running with his Javelin

How long did he throw the Javelin to win?

He became Olympic champion with 87.58m winning throw in the second attempt out of 6.

How many total attempts do athletes get in the Javelin throw?

Everyone gets 6 attempts. If you cross the line, it’s invalid. Once you are in position, you get 60 seconds to complete your throw.

Neeraj Chopra about to release his Javelin
Neeraj Chopra about to release his Javelin

How is his career so far?

Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  India
2013 World Youth Championships Donetsk, Ukraine 19th (q) Javelin throw (700 g) 66.75 m
2015 Asian Championships
Wuhan, China
9th Javelin throw 70.50 m
2016 2016 South Asian Games Guwahati, India Javelin throw 82.23 m
Asian Junior Championships Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Javelin throw 77.60 m
World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland  WJR Javelin throw 86.48 m
2017 Asian Grand Prix Series Jinhua, China Javelin throw 82.11 m[26]
Jiaxing, China 83.32 m[27]
Taipei, Taiwan 79.90 m[28]
Asian Championships Bhubaneswar, India Javelin throw 85.23 m
IAAF Diamond League Paris, France 7th Javelin throw 84.67 m[29]
Fontvieille, Monaco (10 pts) 78.92 m[30]
Zurich, Switzerland 83.80 m[31]
World Championships
London, United Kingdom
15th (q) Javelin throw 82.26 m
2018 Offenburg Speerwurf Meeting Offenburg, Germany Javelin throw 82.80 m[32]
Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia Javelin throw 86.47 m
IAAF Diamond League Doha, Qatar 4th Javelin throw 87.43 m[33]
Eugene, Oregon, USA (17 pts) 80.81 m[34]
Rabat, Morocco 83.32 m[35]
Zurich, Switzerland
85.73 m[36]
Sotteville Athletics Meet Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France Javelin throw 85.17 m[37]
Savo Games Lapinlahti, Finland Javelin throw 85.69 m[38]
Asian Games Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia  NR Javelin throw 88.06 m[39]
2020 Kourtane Games Finland Olympics quota Javelin throw 86.79[40]
2021 Tokyo Olympics 2020
Javelin Throw 87.58[41]
NR−National Records WJR−World U20 Junior Records q−Qualification round

What medals has Neeraj Chopra won?

Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 1
World Championships
Asian Games 1
Commonwealth Games 1
Asian Championships 1
South Asian Games 1
World Junior Championships 1
Asian Junior Championships 1
Total 6 1 0
Neeraj Chopra about to release his Javelin
Neeraj Chopra is about to release his Javelin
Neeraj Chopra about to release his Javelin to 87.58 meters
Neeraj Chopra after realising his Javelin throw to 87.58 meters