Devendra Jhajharia (Paralympics 2021) Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Biography, Family, Career, Cast, Medals, Records, Net Worth, Full Name, Wife, Coach, Education & More
Devendra Jhajharia is an Indian Paralympic Javelin thrower competing in F46 events.
|Real Name||Devendra Jhajharia|
|Profession||Indian field athlete|
|Date of Birth||10 June 1981|
|Age (as in 2021)||40 years old|
|Birth Place||Churu, Rajasthan, India|
|Family||Father: Ram Singh|
Mother: Jivani Devi
Siblings: Aravind Jhajharia (brother)
Pradeep Jhajharia (brother)
|Home Town||Churu, Rajasthan, India|
Birth & Early Life
Devendra was born on 10th June 1981 in Rajasthan, India. At the age of eight, he had to get his left hand amputated due to s serious injury sustained due to electrocution. In 1997, he got spotted by RD Singh while competing for his school sports day. RD Singh trained Devendra to prepare him for professional competitions.
Education & More
|School||Government High School, Ratnapura, Rajasthan|
|College||NMPG College, Rajasthan|
Khel Ratna Award
FICCI Para-Sportsperson of the Year
In 2002, Devendra competed in the 8th FESPIC Games, South Korea, and won the gold medal, In 2004, he competed in his first Summer Paralympic Games, Athens, and set a new world record, throwing at a distance of 62.15m. He clinched the gold medal and became the second Paralympic gold medalist from India.
In 2013, Devendra competed in the Javelin throw at the IPC Athletics World Championship, France, and bagged the gold medal. In the following year, he won a silver medal at the 2014 Asian Para Games, South Korea. In 2015, Jhajhria claimed the silver medal at the IPC Athletics World Championship, Doha. In 2016, he won the gold medal at the IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championship, Dubai. In the same year, he bagged the gold medal at the Summer Paralympics, Rio de Janeiro. He threw her career-best 63.97m at that event. In 2020, he got selected to compete in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 that is to be conducted in 2021.
|International Debut||2002 FESPIC Games|
|Sport||Track and field (Javelin)|
|Olympic Medals||Gold: 1|
|Other Medal||Gold: 5|
Personal Life & More
Devendra’s Zodiac sign is Gemini. His net worth is estimated to be $1 million. He is managed by Meraki Sport and Entertainment. He is currently employed as an officer in the Forest Department. His wife, Manju, is a former national Kabaddi player. The couple has two children.
|Net worth||$1 M|
Physical Status & More
|Height (approx.)||183 cm|
|Weight (approx.)||80 kg|
Some Important Facts About Devendra Jhajharia
- Devendra is the first Paralympic to win the Padma Shri award.
- He is the world record holder in the F-46 category.
- In 2017, he was the first Paralympian to win the Khel Ratna Award.
- He is fond of traveling and reading.
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