Devendra Jhajharia

Devendra Jhajharia
Sport
  • Paralympic Javelin Throw
Bio
Major Achievements
  • Gold Medal in 2004 Summer Paralympics, Athens
  • Gold Medal in 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, Lyon (France)
  • Gold Medal in 2016 IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championship, Dubai
  • Gold Medal in 2016 Summer Paralympics, Rio de Janeiro
Records
  • First Indian Paralympian to win two gold medals at the Paralympics
  • World Record throw of 63.97 metres
  • First Indian Paralympian to be honored with Padma Shri
Major Awards
  • 2004 – Arjuna Award
  • 2012 – Padma Shri
  • 2014 – FICCI Para-Sportsperson of the Year
  • 2017 – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
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