Javelin thrower of India also creates history by winning a gold medal in . With this victory, he bettered his own record in order to win gold in the F46 event for men’s javelin throw at Rio Paralympics 2016. Previously, Devendra won the gold medal in the year of 2004 at Athens Paralympics where he made a record throw of 62.15 metres and successfully becomes the only send gold medalist for India at the Paralympics. Now, he improves his own record with a throw of 63.97 metres at the Olympic Stadium on Tuesday.
This 36-year-old champ is currently holding 3rd position in the world ranking. Devendra successfully completes this event with alongside fellows namely; Sundar Singh Gurjar and Rinku Hooda.Sundar Singh Gurjar didn’t start the event, while Rinku Hooda finished his game with attaining his personal best of 54.39 m in consecutive 6 attempts.
With Devendra win, India’s tally for victory at Paralympics includes 4 medals- 2 Golds, 1 Siver, and 1 Bronze. We are proud of you our champions. Thanks for visiting us… Stay tuned to us for latest news updates.