President of India congratulates Shri Mariyappan Thangavelu



President of India congratulates Shri Mariyappan Thangavelu

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Shri Mariyappan Thangavelu on becoming the first Indian high jumper to win a Gold Medal at the Rio Paralympic Games-2016.


In a message sent to Shri Mariyappan Thangavelu, the President has said, “Hearty congratulations on becoming the first Indian high jumper to win a Gold Medal at the Rio Paralympic Games-2016.

Your achievement will inspire confidence amongst all Indian sportspersons that they can reach the pinnacle of any sport at the international level. It will also in particular motivate and fill with pride the differently-abled people of our country.

The entire nation joins me in celebrating your success. Please accept my best wishes for all future endeavours”.

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President of India congratulates Shri Varun Bhati

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Shri Varun Bhati for winning a Bronze Medal at the Rio Paralympic Games-2016.

In a message sent to Shri Varun Bhati, the President has said, “I am delighted to know that you have won the Bronze Medal in the Men’s High Jump T42 event at the Rio Paralympic Games-2016.

Your success is a matter of great pride for all Indians. It will serve as an inspiration to all sportspersons of our country.

I congratulate you and wish you the very best for the future”.

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DOUBLE DELIGHT FOR INDIA AS MARIYAPPAN THANGAVELU WINS GOLD AND VARUN BHATI BRONZE AT RIO PARALYMPICS

Indian opened its medal account at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after Mariyappan Thangavelu bagged gold and Varun Bhati bronze in the men’s T42 High Jumpevent on day two.

Thangavelu claimed top spot after his best leap of 1.89 metres while Bhati registered his best mark of 1.86m.Silver medal was claimed by USA’s Sam Grewe who also recorded 1.86 metresThe fight for podium was extremely tough as six out of 12 athletes had cleared the 1.74m mark in the first eight attempts.

In the end, it was India’s Mariyappan who grabbed the top honours in Rio by finishing with a jump of 1.89m, outscoringSam Grewe and fellow Indian Varun Bhati in the process.

Bhati also set his personal best in the gold winning leap.
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