Through the lens: Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra overwhelmed by felicitations

In his debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Chopra won the gold medal on 7 August 2021 with a throw of 87.58m in his second attempt.

Through the lens: Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra overwhelmed by felicitations
Tokyo-2020 Olympic Gold medalist, Javelin thrower, Neeraj Chopra with Anju Bobby George, former Long Jump Bronze medalist in 2003 World Athletics Championships, now Sr. VP -AFI, during felicitation function organized by Athletic Federation of India in New Delhi on Tuesday.

As of 2021, Neeraj Chopra is one of the only two Indians to have won an individual Olympic gold medal (the other being Abhinav Bindra), as well as the youngest-ever Indian gold medalist in an individual event and the only one to have won gold in his Olympic debut.

Saroj Devi, seen holding the Gold Medal of her son, Javelin thrower, Neeraj Chopra during felicitation function organized by Athletic Federation of India in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Chopra was born to Satish Kumar and Saroj Devi in the Khandra village of Panipat district in Haryana. He has two sisters and his family is largely involved in agriculture. He graduated from Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College in Chandigarh.