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Devendra Jhajharia, Javelin thrower wins gold at Paralympics, 2016 (Relevant for GS Prelims)

Devendra Jhajharia, became the first Indian to clinch two gold medals at the Paralympics.
He won his previous gold in the 2004 Athens Games, bettered his own world record to finish on top in the men’s event.

Devendra, whose previous best was 62.15 metres (achieved in the 2004 Games), improved the mark with an attempt of 63.97 metres.

India has won two gold, one silver and one bronze in the ongoing edition of the Games.

Gold :- Thangavelu Mariyappan had earlier struck gold in the men’s high jump and Devendra Jhajharia won gold in Javelin throw.

Silver:- Deepa Malik won a silver in the women’s shot put event.

Bronze :- Varun Bhati had secured a bronze in men’s high jump.
 



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