India’S Javelin Thrower Devendra Jhajharia Wins Gold at Rio Paralympics (Download PDF)


Devendra Jhajharia the javelin thrower of India has won gold medal at Rio Paralympics 2016 with his best throw 63.97 meters, and with this he becomes first Indian to bagged two gold medals in Paralympics, previously he won gold medal at 2004 Athens games.

  • He has improved then 2004; he has won gold with his best throw of 62.15 meters whereas in this edition of games he has improved it and marks 63.97 meters.
  • With his achievement, India bagged 2 gold medals ( Thangavelu Mariyappan in mens high jump and Devendra Jhajharia), 1 silver medal by  and 1 bronze medal by Deepa Malik in shotput Varun Bhati in high jump till now in the Rio Paralympics.
Image of Devendra Jhajharia

Image of Devendra Jhajharia

Image of Devendra Jhajharia

About Devendra Jhajharia

  • Devendra Jhajharia was born on 10th June 1981.
  • He is an Indian Paralympic javelin thrower competing in F46 events.
  • He is the first Indian Paralympian to win gold medals at the Paralympics at javelin throw at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens.
  • The GoSports Foundation is the supporter of Devendra for the Para Champions Programme.
  • He lost his hand at the age eight years in electric cable accident.
  • R D Singh has spotted him during school sports day event and approached him for javelin throw.
  • He won first gold medal of his career in 2002 at the 8th FESPIC games in Korea.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 14, 2016


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