Mariyappan Thangavelu

PM Modi hosts India Paralympic contingent, presented with autographed stole

Indian para-athletes returned from Tokyo on the back of a sensational campaign that saw them win an unparalleled 19 medals, including five gold, eight silver and six bronze.

published on : 9th September 2021

Tokyo Paralympics: Dislocated my meniscus last night, didn't think I'll participate, says Sharad Kumar

I am feeling great because I had an injury last night, every jump was like a war. Last night, I cried, cried and cried, Sharad Kumar said.

published on : 31st August 2021

Tokyo Paralympics: Would have cleared 1.90m mark if conditions were better, says Mariyappan Thangavelu

The conditions were getting worse for me as my socks got wet, and that made the point of takeoff difficult. That is why I had difficulties at the higher jumps, said Mariyappan Thangavelu.

published on : 31st August 2021

Tokyo Paralympics: PM Modi congratulates Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar

Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar won silver and bronze respectively in the men's high jump final at the National Stadium in Tokyo on Tuesday. They were both Sport Class T42.

published on : 31st August 2021

Tokyo Paralympics: Mariyappan wins silver, Sharad takes bronze in high jump

Mariyappan Thangavelu clinched silver after leaping the mark of 1.86m. This is his second medal at the Games, having already won a gold in Rio 2016.

published on : 31st August 2021

Tokyo Paralympics: Mariyappan Thangavelu to lead Indian contingent at Games

Mariyappan Thangavelu has been selected as the captain of the Indian contingent for the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

published on : 2nd July 2021

Mariyappan Thangavelu expected to be India's flagbearer at Paralympics

Mariyappan won India's first gold at the 2016 Rio Paralympics since 2004 with victory in the men’s high jump. 

published on : 1st July 2021