Rio Paralympics: India’s Thangavelu, Bhati bring gold & bronze


Rio de Janeiro, Sep 10, 2016: India’s Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Bhati have created a history by bagging a Gold and a Bronze medal in the men’s T42 High Jump event on day two of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday morning.

While Thangavelu made a leap of 1.89 metres, Bhati jumped his personal best of 1.86 metres to finish third.

India’s other medal prospect Sharad Kumar finished at number six.

USA’s Sam Grewe bagged the silver medal.

Wefornews Bureau

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