India’s Devendra Jhajharia wins gold in IPC athletics World Championships
New Delhi: Devendra Jhajharia has won a gold medal in the Javelin Throw at IPC athletics World Championships in Lyon in the F46 category.
Devendra is one of the 10 Indians competing in the World championships. He has won India, its first gold medal in the event.
The Paralympic Committee of India has announced a cash award of Rs 5 lakh rupees for the player.
The Javelin thrower had lost his left arm in an accident and is a one-armed javelin thrower hailing from Rajasthan.
His past laurels include winning gold medal in the javelin throw at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens. He set up a new world record with 62.15m eclipsing the old one of 59.77m. He also won the gold medal in the 8th FESPIC Games in Korea, 2002.
In 2012, he was also awarded with the Padma Shree, India’s fourth highest civilian award.
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