Neeraj Chopra Profile: The trumpet of the Tokyo Olympics has been sounded and just a few hours later its opening ceremony will begin. Thousands of players from across the country and the world have reached Tokyo to participate in this great event of the Games. This time from India’s side, javelin thrower (javelin thrower) Neeraj Chopra will try to win a medal for the country in track and field athletics. 23-year-old Neeraj is one of the young players participating in the Olympics and till now he has brought India’s name to fame in all the competitions. Let’s take a look at Neeraj’s journey so far.
Neeraj has emerged from the soil of Haryana
Neeraj Chopra was born on 24 December 1997 in Khandara village of Panipat district of Haryana. He did his schooling from DAV College Chandigarh and is a Junior Commissioned Officer in the Indian Army. After leaving the village, Neeraj has reached the Olympics after struggling hard and there is full hope of a medal from the 23-year-old young player.
Gold medals won in Asian Games and Commonwealth
In the Asian Games held in 2018, Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in Javelin Throw, setting a record. He was also made the flag bearer for India at the opening ceremony of the Asian Games. Apart from this, Neeraj also performed well in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and won the gold medal. In addition, he became the first Indian athlete to win a medal in track and field at the 2016 World Under 20 Champion.
Great return from injury in 2019
In the year 2019, he had to stay away from his game for 6 months due to a shoulder injury. Because of this, he could not even take part in many competitions. In the year 2020, he qualified for the Tokyo Olympics by winning the Central North East Meeting Athletics Championships held in South Africa. He is in excellent form at the moment and is expected to make his name for being the first Indian to win a medal in track and field athletics at the Olympics.