Neeraj Chopra India’s Flag Bearer at Asian Games Opening Ceremony
File photo of Neeraj Chopra.
File photo of Neeraj Chopra.(Photo: IANS)

Neeraj Chopra India’s Flag Bearer at Asian Games Opening Ceremony

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will be the flag bearer for the Indian contingent at the opening ceremony of the Asian Games 2018. The 20-year-old has won a gold medal in World Junior Championships, Asian Championships, South Asian Games and Commonwealth Games in his career so far.

The Haryana athlete equaled the national record when he recorded a throw of 82.23m at the 2016 South Asian Games. In the same year, Chopra broke the junior world record with a throw of 86.48m at the Under-20 World Athletics Championships in Bydgosczcz, Poland.

Chopra set a new national record when he registered a throw of 87.43m at the Diamond League in May this year.

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