Indian athletes continued their strong showing at the 2016 Paralympics. The latest was Devendra Jhajharia who won gold in the men’s javelin throw F46. Here are 5 interesting facts about Devendra Jhajharia.
1) Unfortunate accident
8-year-old Devendra Jhajharia was playing outdoors like everybody of his age and accidentally came in contact with an electric cable of 11,000 volts.
“I had climbed up the tree to break a branch and I happened to touch the line, which had 11,000 volts. I was alone at the time and stuck on the tree. It was close to the village. There was a lot of smoke, so villagers rushed to it. When they got me down from the tree, they had declared me dead. My left arm was all burnt. But slowly, I regained consciousness. When they took me to the doctor, he said I will never be strong in my life. But God had a different plan,” he recalled.