Rio Paralympics: Mariyappan Thangavelu wins gold in men’s high jump | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2017

Rio Paralympics: Mariyappan Thangavelu wins gold in men’s high jump

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Rio Paralympics: Mariyappan Thangavelu wins gold in men's high jumpIndia’s Mariyappan Thangavelu created history by winning a gold medal in the men’s high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics.

His compatriot Varun Singh Bhati clinched the bronze medal the same event.

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.

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