Articles about Devendra Jhajharia

Jhajharia, Prasad named in National Sports Awards selection committee

08 Sep 2021

Sports
Jhajharia, Prasad named in National Sports Awards selection committee

Three-time Paralympic medal-winning javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia, former cricketer Venkatesh Prasad, and ex-world champion boxer L Sarita Devi have been named in the selection committee for this year's National Sports Awards.

Indian Paralympic medalists return home to tumultuous welcome

03 Sep 2021

Sports
Indian Paralympic medalists return home to tumultuous welcome

Four Indian para-athletes, including javelin throw gold medalist Sumit Antil, on Friday returned home to a never-seen-before boisterous welcome during which supporters and media jostled to catch a glimpse of them at the New Delhi airport.

PM Modi lauds feats of Indian players at Paralympics

30 Aug 2021

Sports
PM Modi lauds feats of Indian players at Paralympics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Indian medal-winners at the Tokyo Paralympics on Monday and also spoke to them over the phone to laud their efforts.

Jhajharia, Gurjar win silver and bronze in javelin throw F46

30 Aug 2021

Sports
Jhajharia, Gurjar win silver and bronze in javelin throw F46

Two-time gold-winning javelin throw veteran Devendra Jhajharia clinched a stupendous third Paralympic medal, a silver this time, while discus thrower Yogesh Kathuniya also finished second as India surpassed its best-ever medal tally at the Games on Monday.

Hoping to build on gains made by javelin throw: Jhajharia

20 Aug 2021

Sports
Hoping to build on gains made by javelin throw: Jhajharia

Two-time gold medalist Devendra Jhajharia is aiming to build on the unprecedented gains made by javelin throw at the upcoming Paralympic Games, following Neeraj Chopra's landmark gold at the preceding Olympics.

Devendra Jhajharia books Paralympics berth with a record throw

01 Jul 2021

Sports
Devendra Jhajharia books Paralympics berth with a record throw

India's greatest Paralympian, javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia, rewrote his own world record once again as he punched his ticket for the Tokyo Paralympics during a national selection trial.

Recipients of Arjuna and Dronacharya awards finalized

19 Aug 2017

Sports
Recipients of Arjuna and Dronacharya awards finalized

The list of Arjuna Award winners of this year has been retained by the Sports Ministry.

What did India achieve in sports this year?

13 Nov 2016

Sports
What did India achieve in sports this year?

Starting with the Rio Olympics held in August, then Paralympics in September and Kabaddi World Cup in October, sports was one of the main trending topics in India this year.

Government announces Rs.90 lakh cash prize for Paralympic medalists

30 Sep 2016

Sports
Government announces Rs.90 lakh cash prize for Paralympic medalists

Indian Government has announced a total cash prize of Rs.90 lakh for the four medal winners of the 2016 Paralympics.

Paralympic Medalists will be awarded Khel Ratna: Indian Sports Minister

19 Sep 2016

Sports
Paralympic Medalists will be awarded Khel Ratna: Indian Sports Minister

Treating Paralympians as equals with Olympians, Indian Sports Minister Vijay Goel stated that next year onwards, paralympic medalists will be bestowed with the Khel Ratna.

Sports Minister non-committal on awarding Khel Ratna to Paralympic medalists

15 Sep 2016

Sports
Sports Minister non-committal on awarding Khel Ratna to Paralympic medalists

On Wednesday, Sports Minister Vijay Goel refused to commit if Rio Paralympics medalists would be conferred with the highest sporting honour in the country, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

Devendra Jhajharia wins second gold for India

14 Sep 2016

Sports
Devendra Jhajharia wins second gold for India

India's Devendra Jhajharia won the second gold medal for India at the 2016 Paralympic games.