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Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia wins gold medal at Paralympics

September 14, 2016

36-year-old Devendra Jhajharia has won a gold medal in the men's javelin throw F46 event and bettered his own world record at the Rio Paralympic Games.

Jhajharia improved his previous 62.15 metres record with an attempt of 63.97 metres at the Olympic stadium on Tuesday and currently ranks third in the world.

With Jhajharia's win, India now has two gold, one silver and one bronze in the ongoing edition of the Paralympic Games.



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