Neeraj Chopra is an Indian athlete who competes in Javelin throw. In August 2021 he was ranked second internationally by the world Athletics. He is the Junior Commissioned Officer in Indian Army. Neeraj Chopra lives in a family with 17 members in Haryana Panipat. In an interview he said that his family, his uncle Bheem Singh and his village people encouraged him to take his career in Javelin throw.
2017: Hindustan Times Top 30 under 30 awarded by Captain Amarinder Singh
2018: Arjuna Award
2020: Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM)
2021: Sportstar ACES Award- Sportsman of the Decade (Track and Field)
2021: Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award
Neeraj Chopra started his training at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) in Panchkula Haryana and because of less facilities he did his training at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Haryana. After training for so many years he took part in various international and national javelin throw competitions. Neeraj Chopra has won many medals and prizes in competitions like Asian Championship, Asian Games and Commonwealth games.