Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Devendra Jhajharia Wins India's 2nd Gold at Rio Paralympic Games - Sets a New World Record


Devendra Jhajharia bettered his own world record to win gold in the men's javelin throw F46 event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Devendra won gold in the javelin event at the 2004 Athens Paralympics with a record throw of 62.15 metres, becoming only the second gold medallist at the Paralympics for India, and improved upon it with an attempt of 63.97 metres at the Olympic Stadium (Engenhao) here on Tuesday. The 36-year-old is currently ranked third in the world. Jhajharia's left arm had to be amputated after he touched a live wire when he was eight years old. The 34-year-old is a Padmashree and an Arjuna awardee.