Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Anushka Sharma have praised Devendra Jhajharia, who won a gold medal in the men’s javelin throw F46 event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.
Jhajharia cemented his legend status as he bettered his own world record to win the gold medal.
He also won the gold medal in the javelin event at the 2004 Athens Paralympics with a record throw of 62.15 metres, becoming only the second gold medallist at the Paralympics for his country, and on Tuesday improved upon the mark with a throw of 63.97 metres at the Olympic Stadium (Engenhao) here.
Here’s what the celebrities had to say about his win:
Amitabh Bachchan: Another gold at Paralympics for Devendra Jhajharia! Incredible feat… You have given all Indians great Pride! Come on India.
Anushka Sharma: What an inspiring story Dev Jhajharia! Two golds at Paralympics, 12 years apart! You’ve made whole of India proud!
Darshan Kumaar: Heartiest Congratulations Devendra Jhajharia for grabbing your second gold at Paralympics Rio 2016. You are an inspiration… India is proud of you.
Aditi Rao Hydari: Salute Dev Jhajharia. Devendra Jhajharia. Gold. Paralympics.
Sooraj Pancholi: Congratulations!! Dev Jhajharia you’ve made the country proud yet again! Paralympics. Devendra Jhajharia
Swara Bhaskar: Indian Paralympics team. Truly inspiring! Devendra Jhajharia salute!
Randeep Hooda: Gold. World Record… Paraolympics 2016 Devendra Jhajharia we need heroes without make-up. Proud Indian. Jat Pride.