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Devendra Jhajharia

Devendra Jhajharia – Javelin Thrower

Devendra Jhajharia is an Indian Paralympic athlete who competes in the Javelin Throw in F46 Events. Devendra is the First Indian who has won two Gold Medals for India at the Paralympics. Having created history by becoming the first Indian to win the Paralympic Gold in 2004, Devendra once again rewrote the history books by winning another gold medal and breaking his own previous record, 12 years later, at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Devendra is currently associated with the GoSports Foundation through the Para Champions program.

Growing up in his native village in Rajasthan, Devendra was the victim of an unfortunate accident when he was eight years old. While climbing a tree he accidentally touched a live electric cable and was electrocuted. Despite being given immediate medical attention, the incident resulted in the amputation of the left arm, on the suggestions of the doctors.

Devendra Jhajharia Wiki

Full NameDevendra Jhajharia
NicknameDevendra
ProfessionIndian Athlete (Javelin Throw), Railway Worker
GenderMale
SportsAthletics – Javelin Throw (F-46)
Personal Best63.97 meters
Coached byR. D. Singh
Birthday (DOB)10 June 1981
Age40 Years (as in 2021)
Birth PlaceRajgarh, Churu District, Rajasthan
Marital StatusMarried
NationalityIndian
Star Sign/ Zodiac SignGemini
ReligionHinduism
CasteRajput
HobbiesPractice, Gym, Traveling
Education QualificationsBachelor of Arts
SchoolGovernment High School, Ratnapura, Churu, Rajasthan
CollegeNMPG College, Hanumangarh, Rajasthan
Government JobRailway Worker
Last UpdatedAugust 2021

Devendra Jhajharia Early Life

Devendra Jhajharia was born on 10 June 1981 and hails from the Churu District in Rajasthan. Devendra belongs to Rajput family. Devendra faces many struggles at a very early age when he was only eight years old while climbing a tree he accidentally touched a live electric cable and was electrocuted. Despite being given immediate medical attention, the incident resulted in the amputation of the left arm, on the suggestions of the doctors.

Devendra Jhajharia Career

Devendra Jhajharia

Devendra was spotted by Dronacharya Awardee coach RD Singh in 1997 during a school sports day event. The coach encouraged him to take up sport full time and helped guide Devendra on his early sporting endeavours. He soon moved to college in 2000, and was introduced to the sport of javelin throw by coach Dr. Satyapal Singh.

In 2002, Devendra won the gold medal at the FESPIC Games in Korea. He qualified for his first Paralympic Games in 2004 in Athens, where he went on to set a new world record with 62.15m, eclipsing the old mark of 59.77m; the throw won him the gold medal at the Paralympics. An Arjuna Award followed his performance in Athens and in 2012 he was also conferred the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award.

Having created history by becoming the first Indian to win a Paralympic gold in 2004, Devendra once again rewrote the history books by winning another gold medal and breaking his own previous record, 12 years later, at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. What makes his achievement even better is the fact that his sporting discipline wasn’t a part of the 2008 and 2012 editions of the Paralympics, but he continued his training despite that.

Devendra Jhajharia Height, Weight & Physical Appearance

Heightin feet & inches – 6 ft
in centimeters – 183 cm
in meters – 1.83 m
Weightin Kilograms – 80 Kg
in Pounds – 176 lbs
Body Measurement(Approx.)Chest– 44 Inches
Waist– 34 Inches
Biceps– 14 Inches
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourBlack

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Devendra Jhajharia Family

Devendra Jhajharia Family
FatherRam Singh
MotherJivani Devi
SiblingsBrother– Arvind Jhajharia, Pradeep Jhajharia
Sister– Not Known
Marital StatusMarried (m. 2007)
Wife/ SpouseManju Jhajharia
ChildrenSon: 1
Daughter: 1
Last UpdatedAugust 2021

Devendra Jhajharia Net Worth

Can’t wait to Know about the Net worth, average monthly income, monthly expenses of Devendra? As a popular and skillful person, Devendra earns a good money. The main source of income for Devendra comes from his profession. And, He may also earn money from other sources. The net worth of Devendra Jhajharia is not confirmed yet. According to some sources, here is what we have got about Devendra Net Worth:

Net WorthApprox. $1 Million
SalaryNot Confirmed Yet

Devendra Jhajharia Achievements

Silver medal in Men’s Javelin Throw F46 at the Trial for IPC Athletics Grand Prix, 2017

Gold medal (with World Record) at the Paralympics in Rio (Brazil), 2016

Gold medal (with World Record), 2004 Paralympics in Athens (Greece)

Devedra Jhajharia Awards

  • Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna (2017)
  • FICCI Para-Sportsperson of the Year (2014)
  • Padma Shri (2012; First Paralympian to be so honoured).
  • Arjuna Award (2004)

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FAQs About Devendra Jhajharia

Q: When did Devendra Jhajharia was born?
A: Devendra Jhajharia was born on 10 June 1981.
Q: What is the age of Devendra Jhajharia?
A: As of 2021, Devendra Jhajharia is 40 Year Old.
Q: What is the Personal best of Devendra Jhajharia?
A: Personal best of Devendra Jhajharia is 63.97 meters.
Q: What is the disability of Devendra Jhajharia?
A: At an early age of 8, Devendra had to get his left arm amputated as he accidentally touched a live electric cable and was electrocuted.
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