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Devendra Jhajharia adds to India’s Rio medal tally with javelin gold

Devendra with his javelin world record in Rio

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia scripted history by becoming the first Indian to win two gold medals at the Paralympics after he broke his own world record to clinch top honours at the ongoing Rio Games. The 36-year-old, 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. Devendra, whose previous best was 62.15m (achieved in the 2004 Games), improved the mark with a throw of 63.97m at the Olympic Stadium. “This is the best performance of my life. I broke the world record and I won…

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