Sport track and field
Event javelin throw
Coached by Garry Calvert
|Born 24 December 1997 (age 23) (1997-12-24) Khandra, Panipat, Haryana, India|
Personal best(s) 88.07 (2021) National Record
Similar Annu Rani, Anju Bobby George, Jan Železný
Athletics star neeraj chopra javelin throw world record
Neeraj Chopra (born 24 December 1997) is an Indian track and field athlete competing in the Javelin throw. He is the second Indian after Anju Bobby George to win a World Championship-level gold medal in athletics. He achieved this in 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He also set a world junior record.
He had won the gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games with a throw of 82.23 m, which equalled the Indian national record. Despite these performances, he failed to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics as the cut off date was 11 July. He is from the Khandra Village, Panipat, Haryana in India. He is currently coached by Garry Calvert.