Mariyappan Thangavelu wins Gold Medal in High Jump at Rio Paralympics

The India beings the Rio Paralympics Medal count from Mariyappan Thangavelu wins Gold Today on Saturday. He made a historical record in this morning on September 10, 2015. He wins Gold in Men’s high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics. Also, India wins another medal in the same event by Varun Singh Bhati’s bronze.

Mariyappan Thangavelu wins Gold in High Jump at Rio Paralympics

Mariyappan Thangavelu wins Gold

Today’s Morning Rio Paralympics high Jump concluded with the result of two medals for India. The India’s Tamil Nadu man, Thangavelu made a leap of 1.89 metres and another Indian player, Varun Singh Bhat showed his leap as best one of 1.86 metres. He is the third man of the competition. So, it is Bronze for India. The Second place goes to the US player, Sam Grewe.

Totally, there is a ten attempt for each player. Maraiyappan Thangavelu completed this highest ever jump at his last attempt. In the tenth attempt, the game records had the four players in the same results as 1.77m. But, the contest needs to reduce the person to select only one from that.

India’s another competitor already there with 1.83m, he is Bhat. Here, Maraiyappan joined with his to become as a top and grabbed the gold and bronze. Mariyappan Thangavelu wins Gold and Bhat wins Bronze for India.

PM Modi tweeted for the duo as “India is elated! Congratulations to Mariyappan Thangavelu on winning a gold & Varun Singh Bhati for the bronze at the #Paralympics.”

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa announced an award of Rs 2 crore for Mariyappan Thangavelu.

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu said in a statement, “By leaping over a height of 1.89 metres, you have leapt into history and done both the Nation and the State of Tamil Nadu proud. Your achievement, overcoming several obstacles and hurdles, will inspire more and more children and youth to overcome adversities and to participate and strive for greater achievements.”

From the Sports Ministry, Mariyappan will get Rs 75 lakh and Bhati will be presented Rs 30 lakh for their Paralympics. WORLDHAB team congratulate both of this Indians.


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