Paralympic Gold medalist Devendra Jhajharia rewrote his own world record after qualifying for the Tokyo Games at the national selection trials in New Delhi. Devendra Jhajharia is an Indian Paralympic javelin thrower competing in F46 events. He is the first Indian Paralympian to win two gold medals at the Paralympics. He has won his first gold in the javelin throw at Summer Paralympic in Athens in the year 2004. He won his second gold medal in the Summer Paralympic in Rio De Janeiro in year 2016. He is currently supported by the GoSport Foundation through the Para Champions Programme.

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Devendra Jhajharia tweeted in Hindi on Wednesday, “Today at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi, I qualified for the Tokyo Paralympics by setting a new world record of 65.71, breaking my older record of 63.97 in a qualifying event. This was possible because of my family’s support, and the efforts of my coach Sunil Tanwar and fitness trainer Lakshya Batra”. Jhajharia threw 62.15 meters at the 2004 Athens Paralympics. The Tokyo Paralympics are going to begin on 24th August and will end on 5th September. Earlier it was decided to be held from 25th August to 6th September 2020 but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Badminton and taekwondo were introduced in the Paralympic this year. In 2002 Jhajharia won the Gold medal in the 8th FESPIC Games in South Korea. In 2004, he qualified for his first Summer Paralympic Games representing India at Athens. He set a new record with a distance of 62.15 meters. His old record was of 59.77 meters. He won a gold medal at the Paralympics for India. He won the gold medal in the year 2014 in Athletics World Championship in Lyon, France. He finished in second place at the IPC Athletics World Championship in Doha.

In 2016, he won a gold medal at the 2016 IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championship in Dubai. Former Indian Railways employee, Jhajharia is currently employed with the sports Authority of India. His wife, Manju, is a former nationally ranked kabaddi player. The couple has two children.

Jhajharia threw 62.15 meters at the 2004 Athens Paralympics. The Tokyo Paralympics are going to begin on 24th August and will end on 5th September. Earlier it was decided to be held from 25th August to 6th September 2020 but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Badminton and taekwondo were introduced in the Paralympic this year. In 2002 Jhajharia won the Gold medal in the 8th FESPIC Games in South Korea. In 2004, he qualified for his first Summer Paralympic Games representing India at Athens. To know more about this article stay connected to us.

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