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B-Town hails Devendra

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Sep 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Mumbai, Sep 15: Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Anushka Sharma have praised Devendra Jhajharia, who won a gold medal in the men's javelin throw F46 event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

Jhajharia cemented his legend status as he bettered his own world record to win the gold medal.

He also won the gold medal in the javelin event at the 2004 Athens Paralympics with a record throw of 62.15 metres, becoming only the second gold medallist at the Paralympics for his country, and on Tuesday improved upon the mark with a throw of 63.97 metres at the Olympic Stadium (Engenhao) here. IANS

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