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If a medal is being expected from a player in athletics in the Tokyo Olympics, then the name of javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra comes at the top. He was the champion in the 2016 Junior World Championships and made a junior world record with a throw of 86.48 meters, which still stands.
Couldn’t go to Rio despite world record
Neeraj set a junior world record in 2016, despite that he could not qualify for Rio, as Neeraj did it on 23 July. While the last date to qualify for Rio was July 23.
After the world record, the army appointed Naib Subedar
After the world record, the army appointed Neeraj as a junior commissioner officer and appointed him as a Naib Subedar. After that he did not look back and won gold medals in 2018 Asian Games and Commonwealth Games.
Suddenly came to Javelin, Neeraj
Neeraj came suddenly in the javelin throw. His uncle Bhim Chopra had told that Neeraj was not physically fit in the beginning, so he used to go to the gym. There was a stadium near the gym, so many times he used to go there for a walk. Once it so happened that when we went to the stadium, some children were doing javelin. Neeraj went there and stood, then the coach told him why stand, come throw the javelin, see how far you can throw. Neeraj threw the javelin, then it fell too far, after which the coach asked him to return to regular training. For a few days, Neeraj trained at Panipat Stadium, then moved to Panchkula and started training there.
Neeraj has won 6 medals at international level
Neeraj has won gold medals in 6 major tournaments at the international level. He has won Gold Medal in Jakarta Asian Memes in 2018, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Asian Championship in 2017, South Asian Games in 2016, Junior World Championship in 2016. Whereas in 2016, he won the silver medal in the Junior Asian Championship.