|Full Name||Neeraj Chopra|
|Born||January 24, 1997|
|Age||25 Years, 10 Months, 8 Days|
The Tokyo Olympics star will be the cynosure of all eyes when he will compete in the Commonwealth Games I Birmingham. He enters the tournament on the back of a gold medal he won at Kuortane Games 2022 and a new national record of 89.94 metres, which helped him win a silver in the Diamond League in Stockholm.
Chopra has broken his own national record twice this year. He threw his javelin to a distance of 89.30m at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turkey earlier this month. He won a silver medal at the event which was also his first competition since the Tokyo Olympics gold medal in 2021. On July 1 this year, Chopra broke his best record with a throw of 89.94m at the Diamond League. He finished at the second spot in the tournament behind Anderson Peters. Notably, this was the first top-three finish for Chopra in a Diamond League event.
Earlier, Chopra had made history in 2018 with gold medals in both the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games - the first by an Indian in javelin throw in both competitions. However, his biggest achievement is a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics last year. Chopra threw his javelin to a distance of 87.58m to clinch India's first-ever track and field gold in the history of the quadrennial event.