In the Rio Paralympics India observed a historic moment as Mariyappan Thangavelu won the gold medal while his compatriot Varun Singh Bhati clinched the bronze in the men’s high jump T-42 event on Saturday at the Rio Paralympic .
The 20 year Thangavelu made a leap of 1.89 m, while Bhati jumped his personal best of 1.86m to finish third. United States’ Sam Grewe bagged the silver medal.
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— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) September 10, 2016
Two high jumps for Indian athletes, two giant leaps for India! Congratulations Mariyappan Thangavelu and Bhati Varun Singh! #Paralympics
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) September 10, 2016
T 2375 –#Paralympics joy for India .. Gold & Bronze for Thangavelu and Bhatti in high jump ! COME ON INDIA !!!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 10, 2016
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— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) September 10, 2016
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— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 10, 2016
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 10, 2016
Congratulations to Varun Bhati for clinching bronze in the high jump! Our nation is incredibly proud of Mariyappan and you!! #Paralympics
— Nikhil Chinapa (@nikhilchinapa) September 10, 2016
Hearty congratulations to Mariyappan Thangavelu for winning gold in men's high jump and Varun Singh Bhati for winning bronze #Paralympics
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 10, 2016