Devendra Jhajharia's Golden Night at Rio Paralympics 2016
Devendra Jhajharia created history at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, when he clinched the gold medal in the F46 men's javelin throw, bettering his own world record from 2004. Jhajharia's gold took India's medal tally to 4, and total gold medals to 2. (All images courtesy of AP and Twitter)
Devendra Jhajharia led the pool from the beginning, and had to face very little competition.
Initially, being placed neck-to-neck with Guo Chunliang and Dinesh Herath, Jhajharia widened the gap from his subsequent attempts.
The para-athlete made his gold medal intentions clear with a brilliant 60 m+ attempt early on.
Devendra Jhajharia pulled off an amazing 63.97 metre attempt to better his own previous world record.
Jhajharia thus became the first Indian athlete to win two gold medals at the Paralympics.
The Rajasthan-born athlete had also won the gold medal at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens.
Jhajharia celebrates on the podium with his gold medal.
Jhajaria bettered his previous world record by more than a metre.