Neeraj Chopra is India’s greatest ever track&field athlete, and here is all you need to know about him, including net worth, personal life, career and endorsements
Neeraj Chopra Facts
|Birthplace||Panipat, Haryana, India|
|Father’s name||Satish Kumar|
|Mother’s name||Saroj Devi|
|Net worth (2021)||$1 Million (Estimated)|
|Date of birth||December 24, 1997|
|Achievements||1x Olympic Gold Medal|
Neeraj Chopra will go down in Indian history as their greatest track&field athlete ever. At the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, he became the first-ever Gold medalist for India in track&field events, and also the first-ever medalist in a track&field event in the post-independence era.
Neeraj Chopra Net Worth
Neeraj Chopra has a net worth of approximately $1 million, thanks to his successful Javelin career.
However, this is set to increase in leaps and bounds, as a ton of endorsements and deals are expected to pour in for the star man.
Following his Gold medal win at the Olympic Games 2020, the Haryana Government announced a sum of 6 crores INR for Chopra. He was also awarded a Grade-1 government job for his success.
Neeraj Chopra Career
Chopra set a world junior record at the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships in Poland.
He kept improving as the years went by. Failing to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics handed him the necessary impetus to do better in the future tournaments.
At the Asian Athletic Championships in 2017, he won the Gold medal with a throw of 85.23 meters.
2018 Commonwealth Games saw him become the first-ever Indian to win a Gold medal in Javelin at the Commonwealth Games.
He won the 2018 Asian Games Gold medal as well, while also setting a national record.
Chopra was high on confidence heading into the 2021 Olympics, since he had achieved a personal best of 88.07 in March, 2021.
And finally at the grandest stage of all, Chopra set the Indian flag high, with two splendid throws, with one reaching 87.58 meters to seal the Gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games.
In doing so, he became the first Olympian in the post-independence era of India to win a medal in track&field events.
It is worth noting that Chopra is coached by Uwe Hohn of Germany, who is the only man in history to throw the Javelin more than 100 metres (old-Javelin).
Neeraj Chopra Family and Personal Life
Neeraj Chopra was born on the 24th of December, 1997 to parents Satish Kumar and Saroj Devi. He was born in Panipat in the state of Haryana. Chopra studied at the DAV College in Chandigarh.
Not much is known about his relationship status. But it is quite certain that he is single and solely focused on his javelin career.
Chopra also holds the post in the Indian Army with the rank of Naib Subedar.
FAQs about Neeraj Chopra
Neeraj Chopra has a net worth of approximately $1 million.
Neeraj Chopra was born on the 24th of December, 1997.
Neeraj Chopra was born in Panipat, Haryana, India.
Neeraj Chopra is 23 years old.
Neeraj Chopra’s personal best is an impressive 88.07 metres.
Neeraj Chopra’s parents are Satish Kumar and Saroj Devi.
Neeraj Chopra won his first Gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games.
Neeraj Chopra was educated at the DAV college in Haryana.
Neeraj Chopra threw the Javelin a whopping 87.58 meters to win the Gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.