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    Rio Paralympics 2016: India wins Gold and Bronze medal in High Jump-T42 Event

    Good News for India!

    Mariappan Thangavelu and Varun Singh jumped high and made India feel proud.

    Mariyappan Thangavelu won the Gold medal and Varun Singh Bhati bagged Bronze medal in the men's high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics 2016. Thangavelu made a good leap of 1.89 m and Varun gave his best of 1.86 m in High jump. These two people proved us that disabilities are not a barrier for success.

    Share your wishes to the two great Athletes of India- Mariappan Thangavelu and Varun Singh.
  • #578262
    Wow! Really commendable. Hope they too, like the other Olympians, are feliciated with great honour and given good cash awards by both the Central & State Govts.
    Managing Editor,

  • #578265
    Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Singh Bhati won the medals in men's high jump T-42 event. T-42 is a disability classification in the sports events for differently abled track-and-field athletes. Such athletes have a single 'above the knee' amputations or a comparable disability.

    Thangavelu was injured in a bus accident when he was 5 years old, which left him with a permanent disability. In the case of Bhati, polio lead to a deformity in his legs.

    Thangavelu has become the third Indian to win a gold medal in the Paralympics events. Prior to him, Murlikant Petkar had won a gold medal at Heidelberg in the year 1972 in the swimming event and Devendra Jhajharia had won a gold medal at Athens in the year 2004 in the Javelin Throw event.

    The feat of Mariappan Thangavelu and Varun Singh Bhati at the Rio Paralympics has made us proud. Long live the sportsmen. Let us salute them for their indomitable spirit.

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  • #578305
    Hearty congrats to Mariappan Thangavelu and Varun Singh for getting Gold and Broze medal for India in the ongoing Para Olympics and it is really astonishing that Indian channels are not highlighting the same when compared to Rio Olympics. The way these differently able sports person are getting trained and bringing glory to the country without any hype is really worth appreciating. Unlike other sports persons, we do not even know who are such persons participating in various games at the Para Olympics. its high time for the government to show equal importance to all the games and all the players.
    K Mohan
    I consider myself as the learner everyday

  • #578331
    Congratulations to Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Singh Bhati, who have won the gold and bronze medals in men's high jump T-42 event.
    “Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.” - Paul Terry

  • #578392
    That is an outstanding performance. Winning gold at Paralympics is equal to winning gold at Olympics. The only difference is that this is mainly for physically disabled. Congrats to Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Singh Bhati for making our country proud at a world level event.

    Already, TN government has announced 2cr prize to Mariyappan for this achievement. Hope that Varun Singh Bhati also get the same treatment from government.

  • #578402
    Hearty congratulations to Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Singh Bhati for making India proud at the Paralympics 2016! Hope their efforts will be recognized and awarded by the nation!
    Knowledge is knowing tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in fruit salad - Miles Kington.

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