Olympic-bound star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has really come a long way. He is the man who sets and breaks his own records. In his impressive career, gold medalist Neeraj Chopra has already erased several records, both national and global, to bring glory to the nation.
Neeraj Chopra’s first competitive event after just over 10 months was nothing extraordinary as he touched the coveted 90M mark, considered the gold standard in the world of javelin throw.Only in his early twenties, this Tokyo Olympics champion is barely at his peak.
Let’s take a look at Neeraj Chopra’s records
1. He is the first Indian athlete to win an Olympic medal in Tokyo 2020.
2. Neeraj Chopra had secured another entry for himself in the history books as the final throw was taken by him at the Tokyo Olympics.
3. Neeraj Chopra is the first Indian athlete to set a record of 86.48m, World U20 Championships 2016.
4. Neeraj Chopra’s spectacular throw of 86.48m at the junior championships in Poland also raised the bar and set the new under-20 world record by beating the record of 84.69m made by the previous Olympian, Latvia’s Zigismunds Sirmais.
5. His record of 86.48m made at Bydgoszcz is constant in the U20 world record and the U20 Asian record in the javelin throw.
6. Neeraj Chopra first set the national record during the 2016 South Asian Games in Guwahati, where he managed to score 82.23m and claimed gold.
7. Neeraj Chopra’s best attempt came at the Diamond League 2022 in Sweden on June 30, 2022, where he broke his own record by throwing the javelin to 89.94m and establishing a new national record.
8. He also won the gold medal in the Asian Games 2020 in Jakarta with an attempt of 88.06m.9. In 2017, he won a gold medal with an attempt of 85.23m
9. Before him, Gurtej Singh in 1982 was the only men’s javelin thrower from the country to win a bronze medal and now Neeraj Chopra became the first man to win gold.
This man is really unstoppable. He received Khel Ratna Award by Respected President of the Country in November 2021 for his historic win.