Thangavelu wins gold; Varun Bhati bags bronze in Paralympics

India made an impressive start to its campaign at the Paralympic Games with Mariyappan Thangavelu creating history by bagging the gold while Varun Bhati won the bronze medal in the men’s T42 high jump on the second day of the mega-event.

But it was a disappointment for another Indian athlete Sharad Kumar who failed to finish on the podium. Thangavelu won the yellow metal with his best jump of 1.89 metres, while Bhati’s best effort of 1.86m fetched him the bronze. The silver medal in this event went to USA’s Sam Grewe who also registered the same mark of 1.86 metres.
So let’s discuss some questions related to this post:
1. The 2016 Summer Paralympic Games started in which city?
Source – The Hindu




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