Neeraj Chopra biography, age, height, family, parents, girlfriend, education, state, net worth in 2023

Neeraj Chopra biography, age, height, family, parents, girlfriend, education, state, net worth in 2023

Neeraj Chopra is an Indian track and field athlete who recently won a gold at the World Athletics Championships 2023 in Budapest, Hungary, check out his bio, age, height, family and net worth in 2023

Following his win, Neeraj Chopra is now the first Indian to win a gold medal in the World Athletics Championships.

Neeraj Chopra biography, age, height, family, parents, girlfriend, education, state, net worth in 2023 in Indian rupees

As per recent estimations, Neeraj Chopra’s net worth stands between $4 to $5 million, equivalent to Rs.33-35 crores.

Chopra is now the world number one ranked javelin throw athlete following his recent throw measuring 88.17m.


Neeraj Chopra brief bio

Neeraj Chopra is an Indian Olympic winner and World Champion in Javelin throw, who was born on 24 December, 1997. He was born to a family engaged in agriculture in Khandra Village of Panipat, Haryana and he has two sisters. Neeraj graduated from the Dayanand Anglo Vedic College, located in Chandigarh and he is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, Punjab.

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is single and is focusing on his career.

Age and height

Neeraj Chopra is currently 24 years old and stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches.

Neeraj Chopra Athletic career

As a child, Neeraj was always got teased for obesity due to which his father enrolled him in a gym. Eventually, former professional javelin thrower Jaiveer Choudhary recognised Chopra’s talents when he made visits to the Panipat Sports Authority. Jaiveer served as Neeraj’s first coach before he enrolled in Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Panchkula. There, trained under Naseem Ahmad and learnt the long run and javelin throw.

Although he averaged 55 metres during training, he made a record 68.40 metres while competing at Lucknow’s 2012 junior championship. At the senior nationals, he achieved an impressive 70 metres, while he threw a record 81.04 metres at the junior category. Following his achievements, he got to join NIS Patiala, where he underwent further training.


Neeraj eventually won his first medal, a silver, at the Youth Olympics Qualification in Bangkok in 2014. He then won his first gold at the South Asian Games, with a record 87.3 metres. Neeraj couldn’t compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics due to a cut-off date clash but won a gold medal in the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships. While doing so, he set a world junior record of 86.48 metres.

Neeraj Chopra cemented his place as a true star in the sport after winning gold at the Tokyo 2023 Olymps. He then secured a silver medal at the World Athletics Championships on 24th July 2022. He became just the second Indian to win a medal at the competition after Anju Bobby George in 2003. And now he has won a gold at the World Athletics Championship 2023 with a throw of 88.17 metres securing his spot as the world number one.

Neeraj Chopra Indian Army post

Due to his achievements, Neeraj was appointed as a Junior Commissioned Officer under the Rajputana Rifles in the Indian Army. He received the rank of Naib Subedar, which is a very rare rank for athletes.

Neeraj Chopra list of Gold Medals won

Given below is a list of the gold medals that Neeraj Chopra has won so far:

Year Event Record
2016 World U20 Championship at Poland 86.48 m
2018 Sotteville Athletics Meet at France 85.17m
2018 Savo Games at Finland 85.6 m
2018 Commonwealth Games at Australia 86.47 m
2018 Asian Games at Jakarta 88.06 m
2021 Summer Olympics at Tokyo 87.58 m
2023 World Athletics Championship 2023 88.17 m

Neeraj Chopra awards


Due to his achievements representing his country, Neeraj has won the following national awards:

  • Arjuna Award in 2018
  • Vishisht Seva Medal at the Republic Day honours 2020
  • Padma Shri in 2022

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