With one hand, this athlete did India proud by winning 4 Gold, 2 Silver, he deserves a lot of respect!

Devendra didn’t think that his career his finished soon after he lost his leg in an accident. At the very next moment, he still had the burning desire to achieve something for India. His incredible story is all the motivation you will need today.

In his childhood age, when Devendra Jhajharia was only 8 years old, he had accidentally touched an electric wire and unfortunately, he suffered a lot of damage. As a result, his left hand had to be amputated. But it is not the end of the road in athletics.


Devendra proved that he is a real fighter. In 2002, he bagged gold at the 8th FESPIC Games javelin throw. He displayed sheer skill and threw it despite lacking one arm and proved that he was at a different version altogether.

In 2004, Devendra bagged a gold medal at the Paralympics. But he wasn’t one to settle for the run-of-the-mill. He repeated the same winning formula in 2016 with one more gold to his name.

Devendra also won a gold at the 2013 world championships and a silver in 2015. He had also won silver in the 2014 Asian Para Games.

Written by TheYouth team

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