Rio de Janeiro, Sep 10, 2016: Thangavelu wins gold at Rio Paralympics. India’s Mariyappan Thangavelu created historical past on Friday evening by profitable a gold medal within the males’s high jump T-42 occasion on the Rio Paralympics.
Whereas Thangavelu made a leap of 1.89 metres, Bhati jumped his personal best of 1.86 metres to complete third.
India’s different medal prospect Sharad Kumar completed at number six.
Thangavelu wins gold at Rio Paralympics.
US’s Sam Grewe bagged the silver medal.
The occasion witnessed a fierce contest with six of the 12 athletes clearing the 1.74m mark of their first eight attempts as Thangavelu wins gold at Rio Paralympics.
However Mariyappan turned part of the main group after his 10th try when he cleared the 1.77m mark together with Lukasz Mamczarz of Poland, China’s Zhiqiang Zhing and Kumar.
He then went into the lead together with Bhati as each managed to clear the 1.83m mark when Thangavelu wins gold at Rio Paralympics.
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