5 Things To Know About Devendra Jhajharia

Devendra Jhajharia, Paralympic javelin thrower from India, has caught eyeballs after winning his second gold medal at the Rio Paralympics in F46 event. Jhajharia, who already has a long list of achievements to his name, was born into a low-income family of Churu district in Rajasthan. At the age of eight, he lost his left hand after accidentally touching an electric wire while trying to climb a tree.

However, Jhajharia’s life took a turn after he began participating in para-athletics in 1995 while in school. In 1997, Coach Ripudaman Singh identified his potential when he saw him competing in a school tournament and encouraged him to take up the sport seriously.

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