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PM Modi, celebrities hail Devendra Jhajharia's 2nd gold in Paralympics

September 14, 2016 10:25 IST

'Paralympics is pyaara-lympics. Bow down to Devendra Jhajharia'

Devendra Jhajharia

IMAGE: Devendra Jhajharia of India poses next to an information board showing his new world record in the event. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes /Reuters.

Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia scripted history by becoming the first Indian to clinch two gold medals at the Paralympics after he broke his own world record to clinch the top honours at the ongoing Rio Games on Tuesday.

Rio Paralympics: Javelin thrower Jhajharia creates history, wins another gold

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cricketers such as Virendra Sehwag and Mohammad Kaif congratulated the athlete for his stupendous feat at Rio.

"Congratulations to Devendra Jhajharia for the historic and well-deserved Gold at the #Paralympics. We are very proud of him. #Rio2016," Modi tweeted.

Sehwag wrote, "#Paralympics is pyaara-lympics. Bow down to #DevendraJhajharia for the Gold and new World Record. He won Gold in 2004 as well.

"Congrats #DevendraJhajharia for the gold and new World Record. Truly inspiring, wishing for more coverage than your 2004 gold," Kaif wrote in his twitter handle.

The 2004 Athen Olympics silver medallist shooter, Rajyavardhan Rathore also wrote, "Congratulations #DevendraJhajharia Your #Gold @ #Paralympics is inspiring to many. Kudos to your efforts."

India's Olympic gold medallist shooter, Abhinav Bindra also heaped praise on Devendra. "Many many congratulations to Devendra Jhajharia. You inspire us all."

Tennis star Rohan Bopanna tweeted, "Congrats Devendra Jhajharia for breaking your own world record and making the country proud."