Personal Information

Full NameNeeraj Chopra
BornJanuary 24, 1997
Age27 Years, 2 Months, 21 Days
National SideIndia

Neeraj Chopra Profile

The 25-year-old Olympic and world champion is the best bet for a gold in men's javelin throw event. Pakistan's World Championships silver medallist Arshad Nadeem, who claimed a bronze in the 2018 Asian Games, will be his main rival in Hangzhou. He will also look to defend his 2018 Asian Games gold medal.

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.