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THIS Rajasthan-based javelin thrower had won his 2nd Gold in Paralympics, back in 2016

One of India's leading para-athletes, Devendra Jhajharia, got his break after being spotted by coach, R.D. Singh. The Dronacharya-awarded coach was visiting a school event in 1997, where he first saw Jhajharia competing and the rest is history. Despite bearing the loss of an arm, 'javelin thrower' Jhajharia did not shy away from hard work and rigorous training. After winning his maiden gold medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics, with a remarkable throw of 62.15 m, he went ahead to win another gold for India in 2016.

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All set to make new records at the international level, know about THIS olympian from Rajasthan

Belonging to a farmer's family from Rajasthan's Rajsamand region, Bhawna Jat has finally realised her dream of representing India at an international event. She has qualified to be part of India's contingent and participate in the 20km race walk event, that shall be held at the Tokyo Olympics. Fighting regressive mindsets, prejudices and financial constraints, Bhawna Jat is a national record holder and aims at winning medals for her nation at future events that she participates in.

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All set to represent India at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, THESE 8 UP athletes have torched high hopes

Brimming bright with aspirations, the Indian contingent at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will have 8 athletes from the state of Uttar Pradesh this year. While the event was deferred earlier due to the effects of the pandemic, it has been scheduled from July 23 to August 8 in Tokyo, Japan. With participation across a range of sports including shooting, racewalking, javelin throw, boxing and hockey, THESE 8 individuals from Uttar Pradesh are spirited to bring glory back home!

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