New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed paralympian Devendra Jhajharia for winning a historic gold medal in javelin throw.
Devendra, 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.
PM Modi took to social micro-blogging site Twitter to congratulate Jhajharia.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 14, 2016
India's only individual Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra too joined the PM in lauding Dev.
Many many congratulations to Devendra Jhajharia. You inspire us all.
— Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) September 14, 2016
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).
India now have two gold, one silver and one bronze in the ongoing edition of the Games.