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Devendra Jhajharia (Athlete) Height, Weight, Date of Birth, Age, Wiki, Biography, Girlfriend and More
Devendra Jhajharia is an Indian Para-Javelin Throw player. He is the first Indian Para Athelete to win two Gold medals at the Paralympics. He has one of the most promising and successful careers Paralympic player. Devendra competes in the F46 category (Athletes suffering from amputation above or below the elbow compete in this category). He is also the recipient of the prestigious Arjuna Award ( 2004), Padma Shri ( 2012), and Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award (2017).
Birth & Early Life
Devendra Jhajharia was born on 10th June 1991 in Churu District in Rajasthan to Ram Singh Jhajharia and Jivani Devi. He has two brothers named Pradeep Jhajharia and
Arvind Jhajharia. When he was eight years old while climbing a tree he touched a live electric cable. He received medical attention but the doctors were forced to amputate his left hand.
|Real Name||Devendra Jhajharia|
|Profession||Para-Javelin Throw player|
|Date of Birth||10 June 1981|
|Birth Place||Churu , Rajasthan|
|Home Town||Churu , Rajasthan|
|Family||Mother : Jivani Devi|
Father : Ram Singh Jhajharia
Sister : Not Available
Brother : Pradeep Jhajharia
Wife : Manju Jhajharia
Children : Jiya and Kalyan
Devendra did his schooling at Government High School, Ratnapura, and graduated from NMPG College, Hanumangarh. In 1997 while he was competing at a School Sports day he was spotted by Dronacharya Awardee coach R. D. Singh while he was competing at a school sports day, and from that point on, the young athlete was coached by Singh.
He credits his personal coach with the 2004 Paralympic Gold Medal, saying that he gives him a lot of advice and which helps him during training.
Education Details and More
|School||Government High School, Ratnapura, Churu, Rajasthan|
|College||NMPG College, Hanumangarh, Rajasthan|
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor of Arts|
|Debut||2002 Asian Para Games.|
|Awards||•Arjuna Award – 2004.|
•Padma Shri – 2012.
•Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award – 2017.
•2004 Summer Paralympics – Gold.
•2013 IPC World Championship – Gold.
•2014 Asian Games – Silver.
•2014 Asian Games – Silver.
•2016 IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championship – Gold.
•2016 Summer Paralympics – Gold.
•2020 Tokyo Paralympics – Silver
Jhajharia won the gold medal at the 8th FESPIC Games in South Korea in 2002. The Indian Paralympic Team qualified Jhajharia for his first Paralympic Games at Athens in 2004. By setting a new world record of 62.15m, he surpassed the old one of 59.77m. With this throw, he became the country’s second gold medalist at the Paralympics.
A further triumph occurred in 2013 when he won a gold medal at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France. Incheon in South Korea hosted the 2014 Asian Para Games, where he earned a silver medal. Despite throwing 59.06 meters at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Jhajharia finished second, claiming silver behind the Chinese thrower Guo Chunliang, who set a championship record in the event.
During the 2016 IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championship in Dubai, he won a gold medal. He broke his own 2004 record in the men’s javelin throw F46 event at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, with a throw of 63.97 meters.
In the F46 category, Jhajharia won a silver medal in the men’s javelin throw on 30 August 2021.
Physical Stats and More
|Height||In Feet : 6’ ft|
In Meter : 1.83 m
|Weight||In Pound : 176 lbs|
In Kilogram : 80 Kg
|Body Shape||Chest: 44 inches|
Waist: 34 inches
Biceps: 14 inches
Jhajharia is married to Manju, who is a former nationally ranked kabaddi player; the couple has two children, Jiya and Kalyan.
Marital Status and More
|Net Worth||INR 10-50 Crore|
Social Media Presence
Some Facts About Devendra Jhajharia
- Devendra Jhajharia was born in Churu District in Rajasthan.
- In 2004, the Government of India awarded him the Arjuna Award.
- He started practicing Javelin Throw with a hand-made wooden Javelin in his fields.
- In 2012, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India.
- After winning a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, he became the first Indian Paralympian to win 2 gold medals at the Paralympics.
- Devendra had an astonishing performance throughout the 2020 Paralympics and was fortunate in grabbing silver for the country.
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