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Neeraj Chopra Gold medal winner: Tokyo 2020


Tokyo Olympics 2020 has been postponed to 2021 due to the corona pandemic. Tokyo Olympics gave a lot of pride and honors to the Indians athletes. Neeraj Chopra gold medal winner made the Indian’s pride sky high.

Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian to win the gold medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020. He was a sensation after the wonderful victory in the Javelin throw. Then he won the gold medal with his best throw of 87.58m.

India has to wait for 13 years long to receive a gold medal at Olympics. Earlier, Abhinav Bindra won a gold medal at shooting in 2008, Bejing Games.

Now, again 23 years old, Haryana native, Neeraj Chopra achieved the milestone. Neeraj was able to register a win in the second round with his best throw of 87.58m.

Out of 5 rounds, Neeraj Chopra was able to clear the first three rounds. In the first round, Neeraj had reached his throw till 87.03m. The following round, he took his javelin and was able to reach his best 87.3m.

In the third round, Neeraj went on to hit the mark of 76.79m. But in the fourth and fifth rounds, he made foul throws. Nevertheless, Neerja Chopra won a gold medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020.


Interesting fact, Neeraj was the only Javelin throw player who was cross above 85m mark. Other competitors hardly went on to achieve below 85m.

Johannes Vetter, a German player made his worst performance in Tokyo Olympics. Earlier, he told me to seek a good meal at the competition. But he could not even end up in the top 8 rankings.

In the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Jackub Vadleich won second position in the Javelin throw. While Vitezslav Vesely secures the third spot in the competition.

Neeraj Chopra gold medal winner: Rewards

Neeraj Chopra, a gold medal winner, at Tokyo Olympics 2020 receives tons of honors. All Indians were jovial and proud of Neeraj Chopra’s victory. Winning a gold medal at the Olympics is a mesmerizing event.

After winning the gold medal, Neeraj Chopra receives countless wishes and unconditional love from the Indians. Even Indian prime minister Narendra Modi also congratulates Neeraj over a phone call.

Narendra Modi always motivates youths to achieve milestones. He supports and wishes each individual over social media or phone calls. Earlier, Modi also congratulates Mirabai Chanu on winning a silver medal in weight lifting.

Not only wishes, but Neeraj Chopra gold medal winner also receives rewards from the various sectors.

Neeraj Chopra rewards


After the stunning win at Tokyo Olympics, BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) announced a reward of 1 crore for Neeraj Chopra. The rewards extend to other Olympic winners as well.

Mirabai Chanu, weight lifter, silver medalist receives 50 lakhs from the BCCI. Then 25 lakhs to the Badminton freak, PV Sindhu who was able to win bronze.

Even India’s men’s hockey team won the medal won a silver medal at Tokyo Olympics. It finally ended the thirst for the medal from 41 years of the long wait. 

Since it won the gold medal in 1980 at Moscow Olympics. BCCI rewards them with a lump sum of 50 lakhs.

Mahindra, India’s leading automobile company owner, Anand Mahindra was proud of Neeraj’s achievement. So, he is ready to give away XUV700 the upcoming car model as a reward.

Even Byjus, India’s most valuable startup in India with a valuation of $16.5 billion, also gave 2 crores as a reward to Neeraj Chopra. Byjus also bestow 1 crore for the other Olympic winners. 

The CEO of Bus, Raveendran told it is a small gesture from their side and always looking forward to development in the Olympics.


Indigo, Indian airlines rewards him with unlimited travel for one year. Indigo airlines are happy to lay off the traveling costs for Neeraj Chopra travel in any part of the world.

Even governments sectors also recognized the achievements of Neerja Chopra. Gold medal winner Neeraj Chopra, receive 2 crores has to honor from the Punjab Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh.

Further, Chief Minister of Harayana, ML Khattar rewards with a huge cash reward of 6 crores.

India Premier League, leading team CSK ( Chennai Super Kings) made their share of the reward of 1 crore for Neeraj’s incredible achievements.


Neeraj Chopra was born on 24th December 1997 at Panipat Haryana. He son of Satish Kumar and Saroja Devi. His family was deeply dedicated to agriculture.

Neeraj Chopra completed his schooling in Dayanand Angol Indian college in Chandigarh. Then he is presently doing his Bachelor of Arts at Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Punjab.

Story of Javelin 

When Neeraj Chopra was 11 years he was suffering from Obesity. He was nearly 80kg at a young age. So, all the friends were making fun of him. Then he was teasing material for his friends.

To get rid of embarrassments, his father Satish Kumar enrolled his son in gymnastics at Madlauda. Latter Neeraj Chopra went to Panipat Sports Authority of India center for practice. Finally, he comes across with Javelin throw at the ground.

Then got the inspiration from Jaiveer Choudary who was practicing Javelin throw. From then he got admission to Tau Devi Sports Complex in Panchkula. Later, he was under the guidance of the coach, Naseem Ahmad.

This is how the story of Neeraj Chopra and Javelin throw started.

Neeraj Chopra gold medal winner: Achievements

Neeraj Chopra was an extraordinary athlete at Javelin’s throw. He made a lot of records and many break his records as well. Here are the achievements of the Neeraj Chopra

  • He won the gold medal in Asain Games in 2018
  • In the same year, Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal at Common Wealth Games in 2018
  • He is the national record holder of 88.07m. Till now no one had broken his record.
  • Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in Junior World Championship in 2016 and also set a record of 86.48m.
  • In 2018, Neeraj Chopra receives the honor of the Arjuna Award. Even his name also got nominated to the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratan Award.

In this way, Neeraj Chopra the gold medal winner is an inspiration to all. His achievements and hard words portray his story. From the obesity victim child to the Tokyo Olympics gold medal winner. It is a great journey.

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