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Neeraj Chopra

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Nationality  Indian
Sport  track and field
Event  javelin throw
Country  India
Coached by  Garry Calvert
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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.

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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.

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Tokyo Olympics 2020-2021 

He won his first medal in Olympics in Sport Athletes, event - Men's Javelin throw. His throw of 87.86m at his first competition after an elbow injury guaranteed a ticket to Tokyo. He then qualified in the qualification round with a throw of 86.65m and marched to the finals. He brought home the first Gold Medal in the 2020 Summer Olympics at Tokyo. Neeraj threw his first javelin round on a distance of 87.03 meter and again threw the best of finals that's was 87.6 metres. He is the second person after Abhinav Bindra to win a gold medal in any individual games at the Olympics for India



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Neeraj Chopra Wikipedia


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