Devendra Jhajharia Applauded by PM Modi, Sporting Greats After Rio Gold
From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bollywood king Amitabh Bachchan, many Indian public figures showered Devendra Jhajharia with accolades on Twitter following his gold medal-winning feat in Rio
Jhajharia's throw of 63.97 metres was better than his previous world record throw of 62.15 metres at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games. In the process, he clinched his second gold medal at the Games, becoming the first Indian to do so.
Shortly after his win, accolades started to pour in from various quarters on social media. PM Narendra Modi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and union ministers Vijay Goel and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore all congratulated Jhajharia through Twitter.
Smt Gandhi said entire Nation is proud of this achievement & this is a glorious moment for India. She wished him great success for future.- INC India (@INCIndia) September 14, 2016
Sporting icons Sachin Tendulkar, Abhinav Bindra, Anil Kumble and many others also hailed Jhajharia's feat on the micro-blogging site, while B-town stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar also also sent in their wishes.
#DevendraJhajharia is a true testament of the fact that grit, will power & faith can make you achieve great heights! Congratulations champ!- sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 14, 2016
Many many congratulations to Devendra Jhajharia. You inspire us all.- Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) September 14, 2016
Congrats Devendra Jhajharia for breaking your own world record &making the country proud.... https://t.co/L59Qa9iE0D- Rohan Bopanna (@rohanbopanna) September 14, 2016