The philosophy That Takes ‘Golden Boy’ Neeraj Chopra To India’s Olympic History
When the desire to succeed leaves you sleepless, When hard work trumps everything else, When you never get tired of continuous labour, Then you are ready to rewrite history.- This is one of the very inspiring Tweets of ‘Golden Boy’ Neeraj Chopra
New Delhi: ‘When the desire to succeed leaves you sleepless, When hard work trumps everything else, When you never get tired of continuous labor, Then you are ready to rewrite history.’ This is one of the very inspiring Tweets of ‘Golden Boy’ Neeraj Chopra. This philosophy has helped Neeraj to become part of India’s Olympic history.
Neeraj's firm desire to see himself at the top of the world fulfilled today, as he won the Gold medal in the men’s javelin throw to become the first Indian to win an Olympic medal in Athletics . he has also become India’s second-ever individual gold medallist at an Olympic after the legendary shooter Abhinav Bindra.
An overweight 12-year-old boy from Haryana’s Khandra village, who was persistently persuaded by his family members to take up sports. He ultimately gave in to all the badgering and began training at the Shivaji Stadium in Panipat. That was until he saw a few seniors throwing javelins at the stadium and decided to try his luck at javelin's throw. Fortunately for him, that sport truly captured his fancy as he began training rigorously to get into better shape. He grew up to become India’s first-ever javelin thrower to win a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2018 Asian Games.
Here are full details about Neeraj Chopra.
Name: Neeraj Chopra
Event: Men’s Javelin Throw
Date of Birth: December 24, 1997
Home location: Panipat, Haryana
Training Base: SAI NSNIS Patiala
Current Training Base: Uppsala, Sweden
National Coach: Dr. Klaus Bartoneitz
- Gold Medal, Asian Games 2018
- Gold Medal, Commonwealth Games 2018
- Gold Medal, Asian Athletics Championships 2017
- Gold Medal, World U-20 Athletics Championships 2016
- Gold Medal, South Asian Games 2016
- Silver Medal, Asian Junior Championships 2016
- Current National Record Holder (88.07m – 2021)
- Current World Junior Record Holder (86.48m – 2016)
Key Govt. Interventions
- Visa Support Letter for training and competition in Europe
- Financial assistance towards procurement of sports gear and recovery equipment
- Hiring of biomechanics expert cum coach for his training at National Coaching Camp and Foreign Exposure
- Injury management and rehabilitation along with Federation and NGO
-Financial assistance towards 26 International Competitions in the current Olympic Cycle
Funding (2016 post Rio - present)
₹ TOPS : 52,65,388 approx.
₹ ACTC: 1,29,26,590 approx.
₹ TOTAL: 1,81,91,978 approx.
Details of Coaches:
a) Grassroot Level: Mr. Jai Chaudhary
b) Development Level: Late Mr. Garry Calvert and Mr. Uwe Hohn
c) Elite Level: Dr. Klaus Bartoneitz