With a throw of 63.97 metres, Devendra became the fourth athlete after Thangavelu Mariyappan, Varun Bhati and Deepa Malik to won a medal at the ongoing Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Here's everything you need to know about the two-time Paralympics gold medallist:

1. The Accident:
Devendra was not born with any kind of physical disability. At the age of 8, he accidentally touched a 11,000 volts electric wire while trying to break a branch from a tree. He was alone and by the time help arrived, his left arm was completely burnt and he was declared dead by the people. However, he gained consciousness later and was taken to the doctor, who said he won't become physically strong.

2. Youngest Athlete To Win Padma Shri
Having won Arjuna Award in the year 2004, the year he won his first gold at Paralympics held in Athens. He was later conferred with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India, in the year 2012. With this, he became the first paralympian to receive the coveted honour.

3. A Long, Celebrated Career
I. In 2004 Jhajharia qualified for his first Summer Paralaympic Games representing India at Athens. At the games he set a new world record with a distance of 62.15m eclipsing the old one of 59.77m. The throw gave him the gold medal and he became only the second gold medalist at the Paralympics for his country.

II. In the year 2013, he clinched gold at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France.

III. He won silver medal at the 2014 Asian Para Games at Incheon in South Korea,

IV. Jhajharia finished second at 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, despite throwing a personal best of 59.06.

4. He is the only athlete to win two individual gold medals at either formats of the mega sporting event. The other two athletes to win gold medals at Olympics or Paralympics are: Abhinav Bindra and Mariyappan Thangavelu.

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