Indian para-athlete Zazaria breaks his own world record

Indian para-athlete Zazaria breaks his own world record

Highlight:

- Zazaria qualifies for Tokyo Paralympics

- Has won gold with a world record at the Paralympics twice before

New Delhi, 1 July 2021

Indian para javelin thrower Devendra Zazaria broke his own world record and qualified for the Tokyo Paralympics. Devendra, 40, achieved a distance of 65.71 meters in the men's F-46 category at the National Selection Trials held in New Delhi. With this, he broke his own world record of 63.97 m set at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Zazaria thanked his coach Sunil Tanwar and fitness trainer Lakshya Batra for his achievement. Zazia won a gold medal at the 2004 Athens Paralympics setting a new world record. After which he won gold with a world record at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Now in Tokyo too, he is considered the favorite to win a gold medal.

Javelin thrower from Rajasthan has once again achieved one more feat by showing outstanding talent. That said, I am now moving forward with a javelin throw target 68 meters away. I want to break my own world record again and win a gold medal for the country.

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