Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia wins gold at Rio Paralympics

Indian sports that can;t look away from cricket, got a shot in its arm when, Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia took two gold medals at the Rio Paralympics. He was the first Indian to do so; interestingly, he broke his own world record to clinch the top honours. Devendra, who won his previous gold in the Athens Games, bettered his own world record to finish on top in the men’s F46 event. His previous best was 62.15 metres.
India now have two gold, one silver and one bronze in the ongoing edition of the Games. Thangavelu Mariyappan had earlier struck gold in the men’s high jump, while Varun Bhati had secured a bronze in the same event.

Later, Deepa Malik won a silver in the women’s shot put event to add to the tally.