Tokyo: India’s Mariyappan Thangavelu cleared 1.86m to win the silver medal in the men’s high jump T42/T63 at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 on Tuesday.
Soaring higher and higher!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 31, 2021
Mariyappan Thangavelu is synonymous with consistence and excellence. Congratulations to him for winning the Silver Medal. India is proud of his feat. @189thangavelu #Paralympics #Praise4Para pic.twitter.com/GGhtAgM7vU
Meanwhile, fellow countryman Sharad Kumar won the bronze medal after clearing 1.83m, while USA’s Sam Grewe (T63 class) won the gold medal after clearing 1.88m.
Congratulations to Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar for winning Silver and Bronze Medals respectively for India at the #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics #ParaAthletics #Cheers4India pic.twitter.com/MDRNjuO7w3— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) August 31, 2021
Earlier in the day, shooter Singhraj Adana fetched a bronze in the men's 10m air pistol SH1 event. Adana shot a score of 216.8 in the final. China’s Chao Yang won gold with a Paralympic record of 237.9 and his compatriot Xing Huang took the silver medal with a score of 237.5.
Adana won India’s second shooting medal in the Paralympics after Avani Lekhara’s rifle gold.
India have won two gold, five silver and three bronze medals at the Tokyo Paralympics so far.