“Wisdom knows what to do; next, skill knows how to do it, and virtue is doing it.”
Neeraj Chopra, constantly setting examples of others for motivation. He is establishing himself as an example of inspiration and how you can create a captivating history.
Most of us know what we need to do to live a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life. The real problem is that we don’t do what we know. Rather, we always believe that knowledge is power, yet it is only potential power. We spend our days waiting for the ideal path to appear in front of us all too often. We forget that courses are not meant for staying instead it is for walking.
Through this article, you will meet with such a personality who is the Pride of India. He knows his potential and worked on that and made his path to prove his strength.
Neeraj Chopra: Introduction
A family forced a boy who was insecure about his weight to go to the stadium to run, to lose some weight. There he saw many Athletes practising in the stadium in their respective games. They highly influenced him, and he decided to build his career in sports. He started checking his ability in sports by participating in every game. He starts noticing his potential in which round he belongs. Once he tried the javelin throw and threw it way farther than any athlete in that stadium could, everyone was stunned. That kid is none other than our Gold Medalist Neeraj Chopra.
Fulfilling the hopes, dreams, aspirations, and desires of 1.3 billion Indians. As the National Anthem was played in Tokyo, millions had their eyes moist, but their chest swelled with pride. This is because of Neeraj Chopra, who created history by winning the Gold medal for India in the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
About Neeraj Chopra
Mr Satish Kumar and Mrs Saroj Devi are blessed with a baby boy on 24 December 1997 in Haryana, India. Neeraj Chopra from an agricultural family created a historic moment for all Indians on 7 August 2021 by winning the Gold Medal in the Javelin Throw event in Tokyo Olympics.
Neeraj Chopra is the second Indian who won an Individual Olympic Gold Medal and achieved the Olympic title after Abhinav Apjit Bindra. He is an inspiration for all the Chandra villagers of the Panipat district in Haryana and all Indians and other individuals worldwide. He is the youngest Indian Gold Medalist in an individual event and the only one to win gold in his Olympic debut.
Neeraj Chopra is physically and mentally fit and is an entirely healthy person weighing 86 Kg and has a height of 178cm (6 ft). Furthermore, this 23-year-old boy is very good in track and field games and has won many medals in his javelin athlete career.
Neeraj Chopra completed his graduation from Dayanand Anglo- Vedic college in Chandigarh. And presently, Neeraj Chopra is pursuing his Bachelor of Arts from Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Punjab, India.
Neeraj Chopra is presently in the Indian Army as a Junior Commissioned Officer(JCO) in the Rajputana Rifles with the rank of Subedar. He is a Javelin Athlete who recently won the Gold medal for India in the Tokyo Olympics 2021 under the guidance of his German coach Uwe Horn.
Beginning of Career
Neeraj Chopra belongs to an agricultural family. Who believed in the spirit of working for the dreams that one wants to achieve in life. He inherited the hardworking skill from his father, who is not just an idol for him but an inspiration for all time in his life.
Earlier during his childhood, he was trolled for his obesity and forced his family to join a gymnasium to control his weight. He joined a gymnasium initially at Madlauda, then gradually switched into a gym in Panipat, where he also joined the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre. He got his first coach named Jaiveer Choudhary from Sports Authority of India, who gave him the wings to fly in athletics by recognizing his talent in Javelin Throw.
Jaiveer Choudhary was the one to make him realize his potential in the field of games; after that, Neeraj Chopra was trained under him for one year and learned about the ground of the game called Javelin Throw. And later, Neeraj Chopra joined the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Panchkula, where he took his training under coach Naseem Ahmad for long-distance running and the Javelin throw.
Hard work pays off
With his hard work and dedication, he won his first Junior National record on Javelin Throw of 68.40 meters in 2012 at Lucknow. This first National Record was a reason for his unstoppable achievements further. Hence, in the next consecutive year, he entered his first International Competition, in the World Youth Championship in Ukraine. There also came with flying colours; he won the International Silver Medal at The Youth Olympics Qualification in Bangkok in 2014.
In All India Inter-University Athletics Meet 2015, Neeraj Chopra was the name who created the World Record for his javelin throw of 81.04 meters. And for this, he was asked to join the National Level Training Champ in 2015. By 2016 he joined the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports in Patiala. However, by this year of 2016, Neeraj Chopra won the Gold Medal in IAAF World U20 Championship in Bydgoszcz, Poland, and created a world record for his throw of 86.48 meters. This is the beginning of his career and initial achievements; later, he made his image in the history book through his hard work and performance in the athletics field.
Neeraj Chopra is the rising player in the era of track and field athletes. Because of his potential and performance in South Asian Games, the Indian Army offered him a direct appointment. He then joined in the Indian Army as a Junior Commissioned Officer in 2016. He joined in the Rajputana Rifles with the rank of Subedar. And after that, he continued his training at the Sports Authority of India centre in Bangalore.
Failure became the pillar of success.
After joining The Indian Army and under the training from the Mission Olympics Wings and the Army Sports Institute in Pune. Then, Neeraj Chopra won gold medals in javelin throw in the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships, 2018 Doha Diamond League, and became the only track and field athlete that year recommended by the Athletics Federation of India(AFI) for the most notable sports award of the Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna.
Success has no value until you feel the importance of failure. Life is not always smooth and fulfilling as it seems to be. Neeraj Chopra faced this trauma while having bone spurs in his right elbow in Mumbai and missed the chance to go for the 2019 World Championships in Doha. But his dedication and determination made him enter the Tokyo Olympics 2021. And then brought a glorious moment for all Indians by winning the Gold medal in Javelin Throw. He sets a record of 87.58 meters in the Tokyo Olympics on 7 August 2021.
Neeraj Chopra has achieved 6 Gold medals and 1 Silver medal in Javelin Throw and represented India worldwide.
- Olympic Games in 2020 Tokyo (gold medal)
- Asian Games in 2018 Jakarta(gold medal)
- Commonwealth Games in 2018 Gold Coast(gold medal)
- Asian Championships in 2017 Bhubaneswar(gold medal)
- South Asian Games in 2016 Guwahati/Shillong(gold medal)
- World Junior Championships in 2016 Bydgoszcz(gold medal)
- Asian Junior Championships in 2016 Ho Chi Minh City (silver medal)
India’s Golden Boy: Neeraj Chopra as an inspiration for today’s youth
Neeraj Chopra created his footprint in world history at the youngest age of 23 years. He is an inspiration for all the youths of today’s generation. Therefore, he proved that nothing could stop you once you decide to achieve the goals of your life. Neither your family nor your poverty is an excuse to distract you from your ambitions. And it’s only you who decides to choose what matters to you.
He set himself as an example of inspiration for billions of people. Hence, Neeraj Chopra lights up a spark of self-confidence in the minds of people who think they are weaker. However, it’s your mind which plays a significant role in your life. If you want to accomplish the things in your life, train your mind. This is the mantra of today’s date.
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