Devendra Jhajharia got his first medal at the age of 21 at Far East and South Pacific Games for the Disabled in Korea in 2002, which gave him confidence to participate at international events.
In Athens Paralympics 2004,He Won his first gold medal in Javelin Throw with a record of 62.15m.
His left hand was operated and removed at the age of 8 when he touched a live electric cable wire of 11,000-volt accidentally while climbing a tree.
He became India’s second gold winner at Rio Paralympics after he broke his own world record with a throw of 63.7m in the men’s F46 Javelin Throw.
Devendra Jhajharia was the first Paralympian to be awarded the Arjuna award and Padma Shri award in 2004 and 2016 respectively.
The Rajasthan born athlete, with an amputated left hand is hoping to win more matches in future and it is sure he will get more medals to India. He became an inspiration to many.