Devendra Jhajharia was born on 10 June 1981 and is an Indian Paralympic javelin thrower competing in F46 events.
12 Facts About Devendra Jhajharia
Devendra Jhajharia is the first Indian Paralympics player to win two gold medals at the Paralympics.
Devendra Jhajharia won his first gold in the javelin throw at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, becoming the second gold medalist at the Paralympics for his country.
Devendra Jhajharia becomes India's most decorated Paralympic player by winning his third medal, a silver at the 2020 Summer Paralympics at Tokyo.
Devendra Jhajharia was born in 1981 and hails from the Churu District in Rajasthan.
Devendra Jhajharia received medical attention but the doctors were forced to amputate his left hand.
Devendra Jhajharia has been coached by Sunil Tanwar since 2015.
In 2002 Devendra Jhajharia won the gold medal in the 8th FESPIC Games in South Korea.
Devendra Jhajharia followed this with a silver medal at the 2014 Asian Para Games at Incheon in South Korea.
On 30 August 2021, Devendra Jhajharia won silver medal in the men's javelin throw F46 event at Tokyo Paralympics 2020 along with Sundar Singh Gurjar.
Devendra Jhajharia's wife, Manju, is a former nationally ranked kabaddi player; the couple has two children, Jiya and Kavyan.
Devendra Jhajharia was brought up by Jevani Devi and Ram Singh Jhajharia.