India's light shone brilliantly at the Olympics and bagged 7 medals to its credit from the likes of Olymipans like- Mirabai Chanu,Lovlina Borgohain,PV Sindhu, Ravi Kumar Dahiya,Indian Hockey Team,Bajrang Punia and Neeraj Chopra.
India is shining equally well at the Paralympics and has 7 medals already in her kitty in the ongoing tournament.
These sports icons are the greatest sources of inspiration. Their will power,strength and resolute is unmatched, in the truest sense of the word.
Talking about two such Paralympians who have time-and-again proved their mettle and have made the country proud; namely Devendra Jhajaria and Sundar Singh Gurjar.
Sundar Singh Gurjar,a 25-year-old is a Paralympic javelin thrower,shot putter and discus thrower competing in F46 events. He won bronze at the ongoing tournament in Men's javelin F46 event.
An Arjuna Awardee for Para-athletics, he set a world record at the 16th Para Athletics National Championship held in Panchkula, bagging three medals in 3 events-- Gold in 2017 and 2019 World Para Athletics Championships and silver in 2018 Jakarta Para Asian Games.
Two-time reigning world champion, Gurjar's performance rounded up with a throw of 64.01m in the 2020 Paralympics. Just 25 years-old, he has many many years ahead of him to get more laurels for India and prove again his "Will to win".
Devendra Jhajaria is the first Paralympic to win two gold medals at the Paralympics.
Born in 1981, he won his first gold in javelin throw at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, he won a second medal for India in javelin throw.
His outstanding performance in the ongoing Paralympics, added one more medal to his tally.
India's most decorated Paralympian athlete , he won the silver medal in Men's javelin throw F46 event with a personal best of 64.35m.
Both the men are exemplary examples of-- "Where there is will, there is a way".
These great men will find themselves mentioned in the Books of history and till then, we hope they keep making the Indian Flag fly the highest.
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