Neeraj Chopra Net Worth, Wiki, Salary, Career, Medals & Achievements
Who is Neeraj Chopra? He is an Indian professional athlete who represents India in Javelin Throw. Neeraj is a Junior commissioned officer in the Indian Army. Chopra became the youngest Indian Gold medallist in an individual event when he won the Gold at Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020. The shower of rewards are on Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra after winning the gold in the Olympics and that is likely to increase Neeraj Chopra’s net worth. Le’s know more about the Neeraj Chopra.
Neeraj Chopra Wiki: Early Life and Career
Neeraj Chopra was born on 24 December 1999 in Khandra Village, Panipat district of Haryana. He is the son of farmers Satish Kumar and Saroj Devi. Chopra completed his education at D.A.V. College Chandigarh.
Neeraj Chopra got introduced to javelin throw at the age of 12 when his father enrolled him in a gym at Panipat as he was concerned about Neeraj’s growing weight as he weighed 90 kilos at the age of 12. A javelin thrower named Jaiveer Singh recognised Chopra’s early talent at the javelin throw and was impressed by Neeraj’s ability to achieve a 40-meter throw without training. Jaiveer became the first coach of Neeraj Chopra.
Neeraj won his first international medal in 2014 after bagging a silver medal at the Youth Olympics Qualification in Bangkok. He followed his silver medal with a world record throw of 81.04 metres in the junior category at the 2015 All India Inter-University Athletics Meet.
Neeraj Chopra is one of only two Indians to win an individual Olympic Gold medal. He is the first and the only Indian sportsperson to win gold at his Olympics debut. Neeraj Chopra’s Gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics was India’s first athletics medal after a century.
Neeraj Chopra Medals and Achievements
Gold medal – 2020 Tokyo Javelin throw
Gold medal – 2018 Jakarta Javelin throw
Gold medal – 2018 Gold Coast Javelin throw
Gold medal – 2017 Bhubaneshwar Javelin throw
South Asian Games
Gold medal – 2016 Guwahati/Shillong Javelin throw
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – 2016 Bydgoszcz Javelin throw
Asian Junior Championships
Silver medal – 2016 Ho Chi Minh City Javelin throw
Neeraj Chopra Net Worth
According to reports, Neeraj Chopra has an estimated net worth of $1-$3 million. He is sponsored by JSW Sports and Sports Authority of India (SAI).
How Much Prize Money Neeraj Chopra Recived after Olympic Gold Medal
₹75 lakh (US$110,000) from the Government of India.
₹6 crores (US$840,000) from the Government of Haryana.
₹2 crores (US$280,000) from the Government of Punjab
₹1 crore (US$140,000) from the Government of Manipur
₹1 crore (US$140,000) from the Board of Control for Cricket in India
₹1 crore (US$140,000) from Chennai Super Kings and a personalised jersey.
₹25 lakh (US$35,000) from the Elan realty group, Gurugram.
₹75 lakh (US$110,000) from the Indian Olympic Association.
Neeraj Chopra Biography
|Mother’s Name||Saroj Devi|
|Father’s Name||Satish Kumar|
|Height||178 CM / 6 ft|
|Net Worth||$1-$3 million|
|Olympic Medals||1 Gold Medal|
|Best Throw record||88.1 Meters|
|Job||Soldier in India Army|
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