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Devendra Jhajharia won a GOLD in Javelin throw F-46 At Rio Paralympics

HIGHLIGHTS Devendra Jhajharia won gold in the javelin event at the Rio Paralympics He had won gold in the 2004 Athens Paralympics with a record of 62.15 m He bettered his own world record; His throw at Rio went 63.97 m India's Devendra Jhajharia bettered his own world record to win gold in the men's javelin throw F46 event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Mr Jhajharia won gold in the javelin event at the 2004 Athens Paralympics with a record throw of 62.15 metres, becoming only the second gold medalist at the Paralympics for his country, and improved upon it with an attempt of 63.97 metres at the Olympic Stadium (Engenhao) here on Tuesday. The 36-year-old is currently ranked third in the world. Mr Jhajharia competed in the event alongside fellow Indians Rinku Hooda and Sundar Singh Gurjar. Rinku finished fifth with a personal best of 54.39 metres in six attempts, while Sundar Singh Gurjar didn't start the event. Mr Jhajharia took

Deepa Malik wins silver, creates history at Paralympics

A spinal tumour brought Deepa Malik’s life to a standstill, making it impossible for her to walk 17 years ago. Fast-forward to Monday, September 12, 2016, and she created history by becoming the first Indian female athlete to win a medal at the Paralympics. Her throw of 4.61m in the shotput F-53 event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics saw her bag the silver medal, taking India’s medal tally to three.   We take a look at her several other achievements and what makes her a truly gifted person.   1. Deepa Malik was detected with a tumour in her spinal cord at the age of six. Her recovery took three years. 2. An Army brat, she once spotted a young officer with a state-of-the-art Japanese bike. When he asked Deepa what she knew about bikes, she promptly replied, “Hand me the keys, and I’ll show you how it’s done.” That officer is now her husband and the father of her two daughters. 3. While her husband was in Kargil in 1999, her tumor relapsed and following her surgery,