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Neeraj Chopra Medals List: Awards Won, 2022 Schedule and Season Best Throws

The golden boy of India Neeraj Chopra became the first track and field athlete from the country to clinch an Olympic gold last year in javelin throw, increasing hopes of billions of people of him landing a gold whenever he takes the field.

Before the Tokyo 2020 gold, the Indian javelin thrower had clinched the yellow metal in the 2018 Asian Games and the 2018 Commonwealth Games. As it stands, Neeraj has won 19 medals in junior and senior levels representing India, including an impressive 12 golds.

The 24-year-old has also been bestowed with national awards for his performance over the years. In 2018, he was honoured with the Arjuna Award, while he was also given the Padma Shri and Khel Ratna awards later.

An 87.58 throw won him the gold in Tokyo last year. Neeraj has achieved his personal best throw of 89.94 recently and carried that form into the World Championships 2022, where he clinched silver with a best throw of 88.13m.

The reigning Olympic champion was aiming to win his second successive gold at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham 2022, but an injury ruled him out of the CWG.

Apart from the CWG, Neeraj was also set to be in action in a few more events later this year, but his participation in those events also seem doubtful now. Here is a look at the awards, medals won by Chopra so far representing India and more.

Neeraj Chopra Medals Won List

Neeraj Chopra Medals Won List

Year Event Medal Throw in Metres (m)
2016 South Asian Games Gold 82.23 m
2016 Asian Junior Championships Silver 77.60 m
2016 World U20 Championships Gold 86.48 m
2017 Asian Grand Prix Series Silver 82.11 m
2017 Asian Grand Prix Series Silver 83.32 m
2017 Asian Grand Prix Series Bronze 79.90 m
2017 Asian Championships Gold 85.23 m
2018 Offenburg Speerwurf Meeting Silver 82.80 m
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold 86.47 m
2018 Sotteville Athletics Meet Gold 85.17 m
2018 Savo Games Gold 85.69 m
2018 Asian Games Gold 88.06 m
2020 Athletics Central North West League Meet (qualification for Olympics) Gold 87.86 m
2021 Meeting Cidade de Lisboa Gold 83.18 m
2021 Folksam Grand Prix Gold 80.96 m
2021 Kuortane Games Bronze 86.79 m
2021 Olympic Games Gold 87.58 m
2022 Paavo Nurmi Games Silver 89.30 m
2022 Kuortane Games Gold 86.69 m
2022 World Athletics Championships Silver 88.13m
Neeraj Chopra National Awards

Neeraj Chopra National Awards

Arjuna Award - 2018

Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) - 2020

Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award - 2021

Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) - 2022

Padma Shri - 2022

Neeraj Chopra Schedule and Results of 2022

Neeraj Chopra Schedule and Results of 2022

Date(s) Event Finish/Medal Throw in Metres (m)
June 14 Turku Paavo Nurmi Games 2nd/Silver 89.30 m
June 18 Kuortane Games 1st/Gold 86.69 m
June 30 Stockholm Diamond League 2nd 89.94 m
July 22 World Championships 2022 (Qualification) 1st 88.39m
July 24 World Championships 2022 (Final) 2nd/Silver 88.13m
Neeraj Chopra Season Best Throws

Neeraj Chopra Season Best Throws

Season Best Throw in Metres (m)
2013 69.66 m
2014 70.19 m
2015 81.04 m
2016 86.48 m
2017 85.63 m
2018 88.06 m
2020 87.86 m
2021 88.07 m
2022 89.94 m
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Story first published: Sunday, June 26, 2022, 16:35 [IST]
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