He was overweight as a child and weighed 90 kilograms at the age of 12
He was a national level kabaddi player before taking up javelin throw.
He broke the national record with a throw of 87.43 meters at the Doha Diamond League in 2018.
He became the first Indian to win a gold medal in athletics at the World Championships in 2023.
He is the only Indian athlete to have won an individual Olympic gold medal and a World Athletics Championships gold medal.
He is the first Indian athlete to be featured on the cover of Time magazine.
He has been awarded the Khel Ratna, India's highest sporting honor, and the Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award.
He is an inspiration to millions of people around the world and his story is one of grit, determination, and hard work.