Tokyo Paralympics: Golden boy Neeraj Chopra hails 'inspiring' Devendra Jhajariya

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New Delhi, India Published: Aug 30, 2021, 01:12 PM(IST)

Tokyo Paralympics: Neeraj Chopra hails javelin star Devendra Jhajariya Photograph:( AFP )

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Tokyo Paralympics: Devendra Jhajharia grabbed silver with a personal best throw of 64.35. This was also his third medal at Paralympic Games. Meanwhile, Sundar Singh Gurjar captured bronze with a season-best throw of 62.58m.

Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra on Monday hailed Devendra Jhajharia after the javelin thrower won a silver medal in the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics. Javelin throwers Jhajharia and Sundar Singh Gurjar won silver and bronze respectively in the men`s Standing Javelin (F46) event on Monday. Neeraj, who won a gold medal in the javelin throw event in Tokyo Olympics earlier this month, congratulated the two para-athletes on their outstanding performances in the Games.

"Devendra bhai sahab: you are such an inspiration to all of us Congratulations on your 3rd #Paralympics medal! Many congratulations to Sundar bhai also for winning a bronze," Neeraj Chopra tweeted. Neeraj had thrown 87.02 metres in his first attempt but bettered his record in the second essay with a distance of 87.58m in the mega event to pick the gold. Coming back to the para-athletes, Jhajharia grabbed silver with a personal best throw of 64.35. This was also his third medal at Paralympic Games. Meanwhile, Sundar captured bronze with a season-best throw of 62.58. Sundar went first among the Indian trio in the final as he started with a season-best of 62.58. 

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