WATCH: The throw that won Devendra Jhajharia the silver medal in men's javelin throw at Tokyo Paralympics

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also acknowledged Jhajharia's achievement.

Ritesh PathakAuthor

Updated - 30 August 2021 05:23 PM

Devendra Jhajharia

Indian para athletes are having a great time at the Tokyo Paralympics as they are bringing in medals after medals. India won four medals on Monday including a silver and a bronze medal in Men's Javelin throw final event. Devendra Jhajharia, the experienced campaigner, finished in second place as he threw his javelin for a whopping distance of 64.35 meters. He was accompanied by Sundar Gurjar on the podium, who won the bronze medal, with a throw of 64.01 meters.

The 40-year-old Devendra Jhajharia, who has already won two gold medals at the Paralympics, continued to impress and clinched his third medal. Jhajharia threw his javelin to cross the 64-metres mark in his third attempt which helped him secure the silver medal.

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Devendra Jhajharia achieved his personal best score

When Jhajharia recorded a score of 64.35 meters, he achieved his personal best score as he surpassed his previous best score of 63.97 meters. The veteran thrower has always ensured a good performance for India at the biggest stage. He won two gold medals in 2004 and 2016. He was happy at his win and not bothered about missing the gold medal. β€œIn sport and competition these kinds of things happen. There are always ups and downs. I did my best and bettered my personal best but it so happened that it was his day (Sri Lanka's Dinesh Priyan Herath Mudiyanselage),” said Devendra Jhajharia.

The India Prime Minister also acknowledged Jhajharia's achievement. "Super performance by @DevJhajharia!. One of our most experienced athletes wins a Silver medal. Devendra has been making India continuously proud,” he tweeted.

India has outdone themselves in terms of winning medals this year. They have won four medals more than what they won at the Rio Olympics 2016. Also, they have already surpassed their highest-ever medal tally with a week left in the event.


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