Devendra Jhajharia (Athlete) Biography, Personal Life, Physical Statistics, Education, Luxuries, Income & More
Devendra Jhajharia is an Indian Paralympic javelin thrower contending in F46 events. He is the first Indian Paralympian to win two gold medals at the Paralympics, and won his first gold in the javelin throw at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens. He is the only second gold medalist at the Paralympics for his country. He won a second gold medal at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. Devendra is currently being supported by the GoSports Foundation.
Name: Devendra Jhajharia
Nickname: Not Known
Profession: Indian Athlete
DOB: June 10, 1981
Birth Place: Rajgarh, Churu District, Rajasthan
Home Town: Rajgarh, Churu District, Rajasthan
Home Address: Jaipur
Best Friends: Not Known
Event: F46 Javelin
Debut Work: Para-Asian Games (2002)
Coach: R.D. Singh
Height: 183 centimetres
Weight: 80 kilograms
Body: Chest Measurements: 42 Inches, Waist Measurements: 32 Inches, Biceps: 14 Inches
Hair Color: Black
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Not Known
GF: Not Known
Kids: 1 son, 1 daughter
Father: Ram Singh
Mother: Jivani Devi
Brother: Arvind Jhajharia, Pradeep Jhajharia
School: Government High School, Ratanpura, Churu, Rajasthan
College (Graduation): NMPG College, Hanumangarh, Rajasthan
College (Post-Graduation): Not Attended
Educational Qualification: Bachelor of Arts
Cars: Not Known
Bikes: Not Known
House: Not Known
Salary: Not Known
Net Income: Not Known
Film: Not Known
Actor: Not Known
Actress: Not Known
Song: Not Known
More Information and Facts about Devendra Jhajharia
- Devendra, at the age of eight, climbed a tree and touched a live electric cable and the doctors were forced to amputate his left hand.
- In 1997 he was spotted by Dronacharya Awardee coach R. D. Singh while he was contending at a school sports day, and was coached by him.
- In 2002, Jhajharia won the gold medal in the 8th FESPIC Games in South Korea.
- In 2004, Jhajharia represented India in his first Summer Paralaympic Games at Athens, where he set a new world record with a distance of 62.15m changing the old one. It won him the gold medal and became the only second gold medalist at the Paralympics for his country.
- At the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, he took the gold medal.
- He won a silver medal at the 2014 Asian Para Games at Incheon in South Korea.
- At the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, he finished in second place.
- In 2016, he won a gold medal at the 2016 IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championship in Dubai.
- He has won the Rajiv Gandhi khel Ratna (2016), FICCI Para-Sportsperson of the Year (2014), the Padma Shri (2012), and the Arjuna Award (2004).