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Devendra Jhajharia Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Churu, Rajasthan
Profession: Athlete
Age: 40 Years

Devendra Jhajharia

Bio
ProfessionIndian Athlete (Javelin)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6'
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 80 kg
in Pounds- 176 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)Chest- 44 Inches
Waist- 34 Inches
Biceps- 14 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Athletics
Event(s)F46 Javelin
International DebutIn 2002 at the Para-Asian Games
Coach/MentorR.D. Singh
Records/Achievements• Won a gold medal at the 2002 Para-Asian Games.
• Won a gold at the 2004 Athens Paralympics.
• Awarded with the Arjuna Award by the Government of India in 2004.
• Awarded with the Padma Shree Award by the Government of India in 2012.
• Won a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.
Career Turning PointAt the 2004 Athens Olympics, when he won Gold in Javelin Throw.
Personal Life
Date of Birth10 June 1981
Age (as of 2021)40 Years
BirthplaceRajgarh, Churu District, Rajasthan
Zodiac signGemini
NationalityIndian
HometownChuru District, Rajasthan (Lives in Jaipur)
SchoolGovernment High School, Ratanpura, Churu, Rajasthan
CollegeNMPG College, Hanumangarh, Rajasthan
Educational QualificationsBachelor of Arts
FamilyFather- Ram Singh
Mother- Jivani Devi
Brother- Arvind Jhajharia, Pradeep Jhajharia
Sister- Not Known
ReligionHinduism
HobbiesTravelling
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
WifeDevendra Jhajharia with his wife and daughter
ChildrenSon- 1
Devendra Jhajharia son
Daughter- 1

Devendra Jhajharia

Some Lesser Known Facts About Devendra Jhajharia

  • He grew up in Churu, Rajasthan.
  • When he was 9 years old, he met an accident while climbing a tree and touched a live wire of 11000 volts. The accident was so severe that his left hand was amputated.
  • He started practicing Javelin Throw with a hand-made wooden-Javelin in his fields.
  • In 2004, the Government of India awarded him the Arjuna Award.

    Devendra Jhajharia with Arjuna Award

    Devendra Jhajharia with Arjuna Award

  • In 2004, he won a gold medal at the Athens Paralympics and also set a world record.

    Devendra Jhajharia at the Athens Paralympics

    Devendra Jhajharia at the Athens Paralympics

  • In 2012, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India.

    Devendra Jhajharia with Padma Shri

    Devendra Jhajharia with Padma Shri

  • After winning a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, he became the first Indian Paralympian to win 2 gold medals at Paralympics.
  • In July 2021, he qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics with a new world record of 65.71 metres during their selection trials in New Delhi. In an interview, while talking about his preparations for Tokyo Paralympics, he said,

    I am training hard and following a well-thought-out programme set by my personal coach Sunil Tanwar. I am confident that just like in Athens and Rio, I will win a gold medal in Tokyo too.”