PM, Sonia congratulate Jhajharia on record javelin throw

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New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday congratulated javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia on winning a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Modi in a statement said: “Congratulations to Devendra Jhajharia for the historic and well-deserved gold at the Paralympics. We are very proud of him.”

Sonia Gandhi in a statement said “entire nation is proud” of this achievement and this is a glorious moment for India. She wished Jhajharia great success in life and the Games.

Jhajharia bettered his own world record to win gold in the men’s javelin throw F46 event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

He won gold in the javelin event at the 2004 Athens Paralympics with a record throw of 62.15 metres, becoming only the second gold medallist at the Paralympics for his country, and improved upon it on Tuesday with an attempt of 63.97 metres at the Olympic Stadium (Engenhao) here.

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