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Twitter reacts as Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia wins gold and breaks world record

The 36-year-old, who won his previous gold in the 2004 Athens Games, bettered his own world record to finish on top.

Published: 14th September 2016 11:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th September 2016 11:34 AM   |  A+A-

Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia become the first Indian to clinch two gold medals at the Paralympics after breaking his own world record to clinch the top honours at the ongoing Rio Paralympic Games.

The 36-year-old, who won his previous gold in the 2004 Athens Games, bettered his own world record to finish on top in the men's F46 event.

Devendra, whose previous best was 62.15 metres (achieved in the 2004 Games), improved the mark with an attempt of 63.97 metres at the Olympic Stadium (Engenhao).

Here's how twitter responds to his historic feat