Born on 10th June 1981, Devendra Jhajharia is an Indian Paralympic javelin thrower who gave an exemplary performance in the recent Olympics of 2016 bagging a gold medal in f46 event.
A glimpse of his achievements:-
In 2002, Devendra Jhajharia got a gold medal in the FESPIC Games (8th), held in South Korea.
He is the second Indian Paralympian to bring gold medal in the javelin throw (62.15m) to the country in Summer Paralympics of 2004 at Athens. Same year, he was honored with Arjuna Awardfor his dynamic performances in javelin throw.
In 2013, he won a gold medal at IPC Athletics World Championship which was held in France (Lyon).
He is the first Paralympian who received the honor of Padma Shri in 2012.
At Summer Paralympics which was held in Rio de Janeiro (2016), he won another gold medal at the same event, where he improved his previous records (59.77m).
Updated On : 25 Nov, 2021
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