Neeraj Chopra Wikipedia
|Celebrity Name||Neeraj Chopra|
|Estimated Net Worth||INR 12 million(162K USD)|
|Birth Date||24th December 1997|
|Age||23 years old|
|Birth Place||Khandra village, Panipat district, Haryana, India|
|Olympics Medal||1 Gold Medal|
|Sisters||Sangita and Sarita|
|Indian Army Rank||Subedar(Junior Commissioned Officer)|
|Education||Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College(Chandigarh) & Lovely Professional University(Jalandhar, Punjab)|
Neeraj Chopra VSM (Vishisht Seva Medal) is a javelin thrower from India. Chopra is the first Indian track and field athlete to win a gold medal at the Olympics. Chopra is also a Junior Commissioned Officer(JCO) in the Indian Army who is currently positioned No. 2 in the world ranking by the World Athletics.
Neeraj Chopra’s Biography, Age, Height, Family, and Education
23 years old Neeraj Chopra was born on December 24, 1997, in Khandra village, Panipat district, Haryana, to father Satish Kumar and mother Saroj Devi. He is 6 feet tall. His family’s livelihood is dependent on agriculture, and he has two sisters named Sangita and Sarita.
He graduated from Chandigarh’s Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College and is now pursuing a Bachelor of Arts at Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Punjab, 2021.
Neeraj Chopra’s Gold Medal in Olympics & Records
Chopra competed in his first international competition in Ukraine in 2013, the World Youth Championships. In 2014, he received his first international medal, a silver, in the Youth Olympic Qualification in Bangkok.
Chopra set his own new personal best in the athletics finals at the 2016 South Asian Games in Guwahati on 9 February, winning gold with a throw of 82.23 meters, just missing the 83-meter Olympic qualification threshold.
The Indian Army offered Chopra a direct appointment as a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in the Rajputana Rifles with the rank of Naib Subedar, a position not commonly granted to athletes, who are usually recruited as non-commissioned officers (NCO).
Chopra competed in both the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games in 2018, acting as the flag bearer for the latter and earning gold medals in both. Chopra won his first gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 87.58 meters on his second try on August 7, 2021.
How much Neeraj Chopra Net Worth & Salary in 2021?
Neeraj Chopra is believed to have a net worth of Rs 12 million. After his win in the Olympics, he was offered prize money of Rs 2.51 crore by the Punjab govt. Further, BCCI offered him a cash reward of Rs1 crore, and the Haryana govt rewarded him with Rs crores.
The Manipur Govt also gave him Rs 1 crore. Other private companies like Byju’s and Chennai Super Kings rewarded Rs 1 crore and Rs 2 crore, respectively. Mahindra company rewarded with a Mahindra SUV XUV700, and IndiGo Airline has provided him one year of free unlimited travel.
Interesting facts of Neeraj Chopra
- Neeraj won his first gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
- He celebrates his birthday on 24th December.
- Javelin thrower Chopra was graduated from Chandigarh’s Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College.
- Young hunk sportsman Neeraj is 6 feet tall.
- He has an estimated net worth of $162K USD.
- His sisters name are Sangita and Sarita.
- Satish Kumar and Saroj Devi are his parents.
- In the Indian Army, he is a Junior Commissioned Officer.