India's Devendra Jhajhariya won his second gold medal at the Paralympics. The world record-breaking effort in men's F46 javelin event at the Rio Games was applauded by a grateful nation on Twitter. Here are a look at some of the best tweets.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday congratulated javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia on winning a gold medal at the Paralympics.
Modi in a statement said: "Congratulations to Devendra Jhajharia for the historic and well-deserved gold at the Paralympics. We are very proud of him."
Sonia Gandhi in a statement said "entire nation is proud" of this achievement and this is a glorious moment for India. She wished Jhajharia great success in life and the Games.
Jhajharia bettered his own world record to win gold in the men's javelin throw F46 event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.
He won gold in the javelin event at the 2004 Athens Paralympics with a record throw of 62.15 metres, becoming only the second gold medalist at the Paralympics for his country, and improved upon it on Tuesday with an attempt of 63.97 metres at the Olympic Stadium (Engenhao).
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 14, 2016
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 14, 2016
— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) September 14, 2016
There was no way Virender Sehwag was going to sit out of this one
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 14, 2016
From one Athens 2004 champion to another
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) September 14, 2016
India's premier Olympian Abhinav Bindra welcomes Jhajhariya to the club
Many many congratulations to Devendra Jhajharia. You inspire us all.
— Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) September 14, 2016
— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) September 14, 2016
— Deepthi Bopaiah (@DeepthiBopaiah) September 13, 2016
Congress President Smt Sonia Gandhi has congratulated Devendra Jhajharia for winning Gold Medal in Javelin Throw event at Rio Paralympics
— INC India (@INCIndia) September 14, 2016
— Dr. Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) September 14, 2016
Sports Minister Vijay Goel also tweeted out his wishes to Jhajhariya.
— Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) September 14, 2016
#DevendraJhajharia is a true testament of the fact that grit, will power & faith can make you achieve great heights! Congratulations champ!
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 14, 2016
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 14, 2016
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) September 14, 2016
— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) September 14, 2016
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) September 14, 2016
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) September 14, 2016
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) September 14, 2016
Published Date: Sep 14, 2016 13:39 PM | Updated Date: Sep 14, 2016 14:07 PM