Devendra Jhajharia wins gold medal in Rio Paralympics 2016


India’s Devendra Jhajharia has won gold in the men’s javelin throw, F46 event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. He becomes only the second gold medallist at the Paralympics for the country. Devender improved his own 2004 record of 62.15 metres, with a world-record throw of 63.97 metr. He had also secured the gold medal in the javelin event at the 2004 Athens Paralympics. Devendra took India’s tally at this edition of the Paralympics to four medals — two golds, one silver and a bronze.

The 36-year-old athlete, with an amputated left hand, was awarded the Arjuna award in 2004 and the Padma Shri in 2012, becoming the first Paralympian to receive the honour. He last participated in the Paralympics 12 years ago. The F46 event did not feature in the 2008 and the 2012 editions.

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