[Watch] Rio Paralympics: India Wins Historic Gold And Bronze In High Jump

The Logical Indian

September 10th, 2016 / 12:50 PM

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Today is the day to rejoice for the Indian contingent at the Rio Paralympics 2016 as high jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu has clinched the gold medal while his compatriot Varun Singh Bhati bagged the bronze in men’s high jump T-42 event.

While Thangavelu created history by bagging the first-ever gold for the country at paraParalympics high jump with a leap of 1.89 metres, this was Bhati’s personal best of 1.86 metres.

It was the USA’s Sam Grewe who won the silver medal. Another Indian, Sharad Kumar, finished sixth.

The Ministry of Sports had earlier announced that Indian gold medallists from the Paralympic Games will be awarded Rs 75 lakh, the silver medallists will get Rs 50 lakh while Rs 30 lakh will be given to the bronze medallists.

The Logical Indian congratulates Thangavelu and Bhati for their magnificent performance.  


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