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DEVENDRA JHAJAHRIA WON A SILVER MEDAL IN JAVELIN THROW AT PARALYMPICS GAMES TOKYO

DEVENDRA JHAJAHRIA WON A SILVER MEDAL IN JAVELIN THROW AT PARALYMPICS GAMES TOKYO

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Devendra Jhajharia from India has won the Silver medal in Javelin with a throw of 64.35 at the Paralympics Games in Tokyo. This is Jhajharia's third Paralympic medal, having won gold at Athens 2004 and Rio 2016.

  • Sundar Singh Gurjar has won the Bronze medal in Javelin with a throw of 62.58.
  • Dinesh Priyan Herath Mudiyanselage of Sri Lanka bagged gold by shattering the World Record with his monstrous throw of 67.79m.

Devendra Jhajharia:

  • He is an Indian Paralympic javelin thrower competing in F46 events.
  • He is the first Indian Paralympics player to win two gold medals at the Paralympics.
  • He won his 1st gold in the javelin throw at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, becoming the 2nd gold medalist at the Paralympics for India.
  • At the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, he won a 2nd gold medal in the same event.
  • He is currently being supported by the Olympic Gold Quest.

Javelin Throw:

  • It is a track and field event where the javelin, a spear about 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) in length, is thrown.
  • The javelin thrower gains momentum by running within a predetermined area. Javelin throwing is an event of both the men's decathlon and the women's heptathlon.

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