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Twitteratti celebrate Devendra Jhajharia’s ‘proud moment’ at Rio Paralympics

other sports Updated: Sep 14, 2016 09:26 IST
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Devendra Jhajharia poses next to the scoreboard that shows his world record in the men's javelin throw F46 athletics event at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.(AP)

Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia became the first Indian to clinch two gold medals at the Paralympics. He broke his own world record to clinch the top honours in men’s javelin F-46 event on Wednesday.

His top finish, which was India’s second gold medal after Mariyappan Thangavelu’s triumph in men’s high jump, had twitter buzzing with sportspersons, actors and politicians including Prime Minister Narendra Modi all taking turns to congratulate him. Here’s a look: