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Devendra Jhajharia wins second gold, breaks world record at Rio Paralympics 2016

Devendra Jhajharia wins second gold, breaks world record at Rio Paralympics 2016
14 September 2016 Current Affairs: Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia became the first Indian to clinch two gold medals at the Paralympics after he broke his own world record to clinch the top honours at the Rio Games.

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 his country, and improved upon it with an attempt of 63.97 metres at the Olympic Stadium (Engenhao) 0n 14 September 2016.

The 36-year-old is currently ranked third in the world.

The Rajasthan born 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.

Devendra took India's tally at this edition of the Paralympics to four medals  two golds, one silver and a bronze.


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