Devendra Jhajharia has just won Gold medal for India in the F46 Javelin Throw event at the in Paralympics 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Devendra has created a history by breaking his own world record that he had set 12 years back in Athens 2004. Devendra beats the current world champion Guo Chunliang after setting the mark of 63.97 meters in his 3rd attempt, beating his Athens mark of 62.15 meters.
Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate Devendra Jhajharia.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 14, 2016
India now have two gold, one silver and one bronze in the ongoing Paralympics 2016 Games happening in Rio de Janeiro. Thangavelu Mariyappan had earlier won gold in the men’s high jump, while Varun Bhati has secured a bronze in the very same event.
The 35-year-old Devendra Jhajharia was born in Rajasthan’s Churu district. Devendra was a victim of an unfortunate accident when he was eight years old, while climbing a tree he touched a live electric cable and he was electrocuted, this incident resulted in amputation of his left arm.
We are so proud of you Devendra Jhajharia for your Paralympics 2016 Gold medal.