Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia on 14 September 2016 became the first Indian to clinch two gold medals at the Paralympics.
• He broke his own world record to clinch the medals at the Rio Games.
• Jhajharia, 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.
• Born on 10 June 1981, Devendra Jhajharia is an Indian Paralympic javelin thrower competing in F46 events.
• The first Indian Paralympian to win two gold medals at the Paralympics.
• He won his first gold in the javelin throw at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, becoming only the second gold medalist at the Paralympics for India.
• He is currently being supported by the GoSports Foundation through the Para Champions Programme.