India is very happy as Devendra Jhajhari, an Indian had secured a gold at the ongoing Paralympic 2016 in Rio.
He had secured the medal for men’s javelin throw F46 event at the 2004 Athens Paralympics with a record throw of 62.15 metre. But, on Tuesday he broke his record by reaching 63.97 metres at the Olympic Stadium (Engenhao) in Rio.
He said- “If you have the willpower then nothing is impossible in this world. I won my first Paralympics medal in 2004 and now after 12 years, it is just the dedication and hardwork which paid off.”
He also said- “Maintaining the same focus at 23 and now at the age of 35 has been quite tough. But getting gold after a 12-year long wait only sweetens the feeling more. I trained for four hours daily at the SAI centre.”
He is a coach with the Gandhinagar centre of the Sports Authority of India. His is a true story of inspiration, hard work and success.