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Devendra Jhajharia is an Indian Paralympic javelin thrower who represented India internationally and competed in F46 events. He is best known for becoming the first Indian Paralympian to win two gold medals at the Paralympics with first gold at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens and second at 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Currently, he is associated with and supported by the GoSports Foundation. Moreover, he was a former Indian Railways employee and currently serves himself in the Sports Authority of India.
Currently, he hit the headlines as he is a part of the Indian contingent being sent for the Tokyo Para-Olympics 2021.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on 10 June 1981, Devendra will turn 40 years old in the year 2021. He seems to be tall with a towering height of 183 in centimeters and 6’0” in feet and inches. He is well-built man with body measurements of 36 inches chest, 30 inches waist, and 13 inches biceps.
He seems very fit and healthy and weighs 80 in kilograms and 176 lbs in pounds approximately. His black eye color and his black hair make his personality even more glorious.
According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Devendra Jhajharia is $1 Million – $5 Million approx.
Education / Family
Devendra was born and raised up in Rajgarh, Churu District, Rajasthan, and belongs to a Hindu family. He is born to his father Ram Singh and his mother Jivani Devi. He also has two brothers named Arvind Jhajharia, and Pradeep Jhajharia.
As of his education, he completed his schooling at Government High School, Ratnapura, Churu, Rajasthan and further enrolled at NMPG College, Hanumangarh, Rajasthan to pursue his higher studies.
|Birth Place||Rajgarh, Churu District, Rajasthan|
|Date Of Birth||10 June 1981|
|Age||40 years old (as of 2021)|
|Height||In centimeters – 183 cm
In feet inches – 6’0”
|Weight||In Kilograms – 80 kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs
|Profession||Indian Athlete (Javelin)|
|School||Government High School, Ratnapura, Churu, Rajasthan|
|College||NMPG College, Hanumangarh, Rajasthan|
|Home Town||Churu District, Rajasthan|
|Fathers Name||Ram Singh|
|Mothers Name||Jivani Devi
|Brothers||Arvind Jhajharia, Pradeep Jhajharia|
Career / Fashion And Style
As per his career, he won the gold medal in the 8th FESPIC Games in 20002 and qualified for his first Summer Paralympic Games representing India at Athens in 2004. He set a new world record with a distance of 62.15m which results in him a gold medal. He became the second gold medalist at the Paralympics for his country after Murlikant Petkar.
He took the gold medal in the F46 javelin throw in 2013 at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France. At the 2014 Asian Para Games at Incheon in South Korea, he clinched the silver medal. At the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, he won the silver medal after throwing 59.06m.
At the 2016 IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championship, he won a gold medal 2016. He won the gold medal in the men’s javelin throw F46 event at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. He is currently employed with the Sports Authority of India.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and More
Reflecting on his personal life, he is a married man and tied the marriage knot with her beautiful wife named Manju. The couple is blessed with a son and a daughter whose names are not at this moment.
|Children||Son – 1 (Name Not Known)
Daughter – 1 (Name Not Known)
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|Favorite Actress||Not Known|
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Some Interesting Facts About Devendra Jhajharia
- He is very fond of traveling and reading.
- Devendra holds a degree in Bachelor of Arts.
- Currently, he resides in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
- His zodiac sign is Gemini.
- In 2004, he was honored with the Arjuna Award by the Government of India.
- He also received Padma Shree Award in 2012.
- He won Gold in Javelin Throw at the 2004 Athens Olympics and at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.
- He is mentored by his coach R.D Singh.
- He participated in F46 Javelin events.