Devendra Jhajharia breaks own world record to clinch historic second Paralympics gold

India's Devendra Jhajharia poses for the pictures next to the scoreboard that shows his world record in the men's javelin throw F46 athletics event at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. AP Photo

India's Devendra Jhajharia poses for the pictures next to the scoreboard that shows his world record in the men's javelin throw F46 athletics event at the Paralympic Games in Rio. AP

India's Devendra Jhajharia competes in the men's javelin throw F46 final of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Jhajharia won gold and set a new world record. AP Photo

Devendra Jhajharia became the first Indian to clinch two gold medals at the Paralympics after he broke his own world record to clinch the top honours at the Rio Games. AP

Devendra Jhajharia. Legend. Your two throws of the javelin 12 years apart speak more than any words can for Indian sport. #ParaChampions GoSports Foundation - RD

Devendra Jhajharia. competed in the event alongside fellow Indians Rinku Hooda and Sundar Singh Gurjar. Rinku finished fifth with a personal best of 54.39 metres. Image Credit: GoSports Foundation

Devendra Jhajharia. Legend. Your two throws of the javelin 12 years apart speak more than any words can for Indian sport. #ParaChampions GoSports Foundation - RD

Devendra Jhajharia took India's tally at the Rio Paralympics 2016 to four medals – two golds, one silver and a bronze. Image Credit: GoSports Foundation

India's Devendra Jhajharia competes in the men's javelin throw F46 final of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Devendra won gold and set a new world record. AP Photo

Devendra Jhajharia was comfortably leading the field through the competition, and never looked in doubt of losing out on his second gold medal in his second appearance at the Paralympics. AP

Devendra Jhajharia. Legend. Your two throws of the javelin 12 years apart speak more than any words can for Indian sport. #ParaChampions GoSports Foundation - RD

Devendra Jhajharia's two gold medals at the Paralympics, an event at par with the Olympics, makes him the torchbearer for Indian sports alongside the likes of Abhinav Bindra. AP


Updated Date: Sep 14, 2016 13:59 PM

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