The First Gold for India at Rio2016 is in the Paralympics

Mariyappan Thangavelu made history when he won a Gold at the Rio Paralympics. For the fist time, the national anthem was played at Rio 2016. Varun Bhati won a bronze, missing out the silver by a narrow margin in the same event.

The amazing jump that brought laurels to Mariyappan Thangavelu and to India, is here.


Mariyappan jumped 1.89 metres above ground before landing, securing the top spot at the event.