The 23-year-old became India's second Olympic gold medalist (individual event).
Javelin was not Neeraj Chopra's first love. Neeraj used to enjoy spending time on the volleyball court as a child.
Chopra set a junior world record with a throw of 81.04 metres at the 2015 All India Inter-University Athletics Meet.
Chopra was the only track and field athlete nominated for the Athletics Federation of India's highest sports award in 2018. (Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award).
Uwe Hohn, a former German javelin thrower, is currently coaching Neeraj Chopra. Hohn is the only athlete who has thrown a javelin over 100 metres.