India must be the carrying the pain of missing Gold at Rio Olympics. But the day began with a Golden News from Rio de Janeiro, where its 21-year-old athlete, source site Thangavelu Mariyappan won Gold with a high jump of 1.89m in T-42 event. The joy doubled when in the same category another athlete enter Varun Singh Bhati secured Bronze for India.
Mariyappan’s village is located 50Km away from Salem in Western Tamil Nadu. State Chief Minister, http://sdsignshop.com/product-category/banners/feed/ Jayalalitha announced Rs. 2 crore reward for first Indian to claim gold medal in Paralympics 2016. Leaders from all political parties congratulated the gold medalist.
Talented Mariyappan had his interest in volleyball before his right leg was crushed by a bus on way to school, when he was just five year old. Later after recovery his physical education teacher, R. Rajendran suggested to choose high jump as an athlete. Afterwards he worked very hard and won school-level competition in high jump, then he never look back.
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Even before leaving for Rio he had assured his mother that he would come with medal for sure. Friday morning Mariyappan spoke to his mother over phone and requested to pray for his success. And next early morning around 4am he called to inform her about this good news.
21-year-old Mariyappan completed BBA in the last academic year. He missed his final semester exams due to his Paralympics preparations. Although I. Carmel Priya, Principal, AVS College of Arts & Science has assured all assistances to the Paralympian.
In an interview to the daily newspaper The Hindu in March’2016 Mariyappan told that even Gold is possible at Rio. And he did it.
Proud of you Thangavelu Mariyappan!!!