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India's Rio Paralympians - Devendra Jhajharia

September 10, 2016

A javelin thrower, Devendra Jhajharia is looking forward to showing his skills and strength at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio from 7 to 18 September.

Devendra has won several gold medals at various international events like the 2016 IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championship in Dubai.

In 2004 he was awarded the Arjuna Award and in 2012 he became the first paralympian to be awarded the Padma Shri.

35-year-old Devendra lives in Rajasthan with his wife and daughter. His left arm was electrocuted and had to be amputated when he was eight years old.

Devendra says he found inspiration when he looked at people who had lost both limbs. His idol is Indian sprinter Milkha Singh.

Devendra is aiming for gold at the Rio Paralympics.

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