Devendra Jhajharia's wife says he assured her over phone of winning second Gold at Paralympics

With his historic effort, Jhajharia has become the first Indian athlete to win two gold medals at an Olympic or a Paralympic event.

Updated: Sep 14, 2016, 10:27 AM IST
Devendra Jhajharia's wife says he assured her over phone of winning second Gold at Paralympics
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New Delhi: In the ongoing Rio Paralympics, Indian javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia achieved yet another feat as he clinched his second gold medal at Paralympics.

Devendra, whose previous best was 62.15 metres (achieved in the 2004 Games), improved the mark with an attempt of 63.97 metres at the Olympic Stadium (Engenhao).

Speaking to ANI, Jhajharia's wife Manju said that she spoke to him yesterday when he assured her of winning Gold by breaking his previous record.

With his historic effort, Jhajharia has become the first Indian athlete to win two gold medals at an Olympic or a Paralympic event.

India now have two gold, one silver and one bronze in the ongoing edition of the Games.

Thangavelu Mariyappan (gold), Varun Bhati (bronze) and Deepa Malik (silver) are the other Indian medalists from the ongoing Games.