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Javelin Thrower Devendra Gives Second Gold to India in Paralympics

Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia on 14 September 2016 became the first Indian to clinch two gold medals at the Paralympics. 
•    He broke his own world record to clinch the medals at the Rio Games.
•    Jhajharia, who won his previous gold in the 2004 Athens Games, bettered his own world record to finish on top in the men’s F46 event.
•    Born on 10 June 1981, Devendra Jhajharia is an Indian Paralympic javelin thrower competing in F46 events.
•    The first Indian Paralympian to win two gold medals at the Paralympics.
•    He won his first gold in the javelin throw at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, becoming only the second gold medalist at the Paralympics for India.
•    He is currently being supported by the GoSports Foundation through the Para Champions Programme.


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