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Video: On this day in 2016, Devendra Jhajharia produced a stunning show at Rio Paralympics

Jhajharia was recently conferred the Khel Ratna award for his gold in Rio.

On a cold September night in Rio, when it was well past midnight in India, Devendra Jhajharia stunned the world with by throwing the javelin longer than any man had ever done in the Paralympics in his category. Scratch that. He threw the javelin longer than he could manage in 2004, Athens – the world record that stood for 12 years only for him to reappear at the biggest stage and break it again.

Jhajharia could not defend his gold at the next two Paralympics in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012 because his event was not included in those two editions. But on his return to the biggest stage at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, Jhajharia set the stage on fire, all over again, with an incredible throw of 63.97 metres to win his second Paralympics gold and set another world record.

Relive that moment here. And don’t forget to put your headphones on, because the commentary makes it extra special.

What a night!

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