India’s greatest Para athlete Devendra Jhajharia said that a nagging shoulder injury might force him to consider retirement after the ongoing Asian Para Games.
The 37-year-old javelin thrower won gold at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games before repeating the feat with a world record effort in the 2016 Rio edition.
“I will consider retirement after the Asian Para Games, once I discuss with my family, coaches and friends. The thought has come to my mind as I have been dealing with a shoulder injury for the past one and a half years,” Jhajharia told agencies from Jakarta.
“My shoulder has a tear and I have not been able to recover from that fully. That is why I am thinking whether I should continue or not. For now I have my event on October 11 and only when I get back to India I will think about retirement,” said the champion athlete.