Neeraj Chopra net worth 2023 : Neeraj Chopra is an Indian Track and Field athlete who competes in the Javelin throw. He is also a record holder and defending in all world tournaments. Chopra is also a Junior Commissioned Officer in the Indian army and holds the title Subedar as an Indian army officer. read more about Neeraj Chopra net worth
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He is the only Javelin thrower that was able to break his own record and also set a new record during the Commonwealth and Asian Games in 2018. He was given the honor of becoming the flag bearer at the 2918 Asian Games opening ceremony and that also marked his debut at the Asian Games. Why not read on to find out. Ore about his career and his net worth.
Neeraj Chopra Early Life
Neeraj Chopra was born on the 24th of December 1997 in Panipat, Haryana, India. He is from the Ror Maratha family. He attended DAV College in Chandigarh.
Neeraj Chopra Career
Neeraj Chopra began his athletics career in 2016 where he participated in the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz in Poland where he won his second gold medal. Prior to his participation in the IAAF Championships, Neeraj first competed at the South Asian Games as a Javelin athlete, there he broke the Indian national record with an impressive 82.23m throw thereby winning the gold medal.
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Neeraj was not fortunate enough to qualify for the Summer Olympics in 2016 irrespective of the awe-inspiring performances he put up at the Asian and IAAF world Championships.
After missing out on the 2016 Summer Olympics, Neeraj didn’t allow the disappointment the deter him as he further claimed another gold medal in 2017 when he competed in the Asian Athletics Championships with another record throwing of 85.23 m.
His best season record was at the 2018 Commonwealth Games where he put up an outstanding performances of 86.47 m throw in the men’s Javelin throw. With this impressive record, Chopra joined the echelon of Indian athletes to claim their gold medal on their first appearance at the Commonwealth Games and also becoming the first Indian to take the number spot in Javelin Throw at the Commonwealth Games.
Chopra also went on to break another record at the Doha Diamond League with another throw of 87.43m deserving a standing ovation. Because of this impressive performance he was recommended by the AFI for the highest sports award in the country, thereby becoming the first and only track and field athlete to be recommended by AFI for the award. Following his triumph at the Gold Coast Commonwealth, he was given the Arjuna Award in 2018.
During the men’s Javelin throw on March 5, 2021 at the 2020 Olympics, Chopra broke the previous record set by himself with another world class throw of 88.07m with a World Leading Position in 2021. At the international level he, qualified for the finals of the men’s Javelin throw on August 4,2021 at the on going Olympics held in Tokyo.
We bring you the highlights of Chopra’s career since 2016,which include his various medals at different competitions.
- Asian Junior Championships—Silver medal – second place 2016 Ho Chi Minh City Javelin
- South Asian Games-Gold medal – first place 2016 Guwahati/Shillong
- World Junior Championships-Gold medal – first place 2016 Bydgoszcz Javelin throw
- Asian Championships—Gold medal – first place 2017 Bhubaneshwar
- Asian Games-Gold medal – first place 2018 Jakarta
- Commonwealth Games-Gold medal – first place 2018 Gold Coast
Apart from athletics, Neeraj Chopra also serves in the Indian army as a junior Commissioned Officer with the rank Naib Subedar
Neeraj Chopra net worth
Neeraj Chopra net worth is estimated to be within $1-3 million. He has been supported and sponsored by JSW Sports and Sports Authority of India (SAI).