Our two para-athletes glorified the nation’s name by bagging two medals in the Men’s Javelin Throw -F46 event at Tokyo Paralympics.
Devendra Jhajharia won the silver medal Men’s Javelin throw event paralympics- F46 final event on 29th Aug 2021 with his best throw of 64.35m. And Sundar Singh Gurjar won the bronze medal with his best throw of 64.01m. The nation is proud of its two sons who have added to the medal tally.
Athletes in the F46 classification suffer with arm deficiency, impaired muscle power, or impaired passive range of movement in arms, with athletes competing in a standing position.
Silver Medal By Devendra Jhajharia
In the beginning, Jhajharia performed averagely with two throws of just over 60m mark. However then his third throw became a turning point and went 64.35m. The fourth and fifth throw from the Indian para-athlete were marked as fouls and the final one went 61.23m.
Moreover, already India’s greatest Paralympian the 40-year-old Jhajahria, pulled off a new personal record of 64.35m for the silver, after winning gold medals in the 2004 and 2016 Paralympic Games.
Bronze Medal by Sundar Singh Gurjar
Sundar, too, started slow but registered a throw above the 64m mark in his fifth attempt and bagged the third position in Men’s Javelin throw event Paralympics.
Additionally, another Indian javelin, Ajjet Singh thrower finished in the 8th position in the final. India is performing excellently in Tokyo Paralympics.