India’s Devendra Jhajharia and Sundar Singh Gurjar today won silver and bronze medals respectively in men’s javelin throw F46 event in the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics.
The 40-year-old Jhajahria, already India’s greatest Paralympian after winning gold medals in the 2004 and 2016 Games. Pulled off a new personal best throw of 64.35m for the silver.
Jhajahria, who lost his left hand after accidentally touching an electric wire while climbing a tree at the age of eight, bettered his own earlier world record (63.97m) but gold winner Sri Lankan Dinesh Priyan Herath Mudiyanselage (67.79m), who set a new world record, was too good for the entire field.
This is how our PM congratulated him ;
Superb performance by @DevJhajharia! One of our most experienced athletes wins a Silver medal. Devendra has been making India continuously proud. Congratulations to him. Best of luck for his future endeavours. #Paralympics pic.twitter.com/204B90fXbv
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 30, 2021