Devendra Jhajhariya: From Narendra Modi to Virender Sehwag, praise flows in for Paralympian - Firstpost
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Devendra Jhajhariya: From Narendra Modi to Virender Sehwag, praise flows in for Paralympian


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).

More great news from #Paralympics. Heartiest congratulations to @DevJhajharia on clinching gold in javelin throw. Nation feels proud.

— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) September 14, 2016

There was no way Virender Sehwag was going to sit out of this one

From one Athens 2004 champion to another

India's premier Olympian Abhinav Bindra welcomes Jhajhariya to the club

Sports Minister Vijay Goel also tweeted out his wishes to Jhajhariya.

First Published On : Sep 14, 2016 13:39 IST

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