India’s dominance in the Tokyo Olympics, Mariyappan Thangavelu-Sharad Kumar, the silver-bronze medalists in the high jump at the same time, led India to two medals in the men’s high jump T-42 event. Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar have won two medals for India in the men’s high jump T-42 event. Mariyappan won the silver medal with an effort of 1.86m. While Sharad won the bronze medal with a jump of 1.83m. So America Sam Grave won the gold medal in his name. He won the medal in his third attempt with a jump of 1.88m. Then PM Modi also congratulated him.
Varun Singh Bhati, the third India to participate in the competition and bronze medalist at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, finished seventh out of nine events. He failed to jump 1.77 metres. The T-42 class consists of athletes who have difficulty with their legs, differences in leg length, muscle strength and movement problems. Players competed standing in this category.
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Besides Mariyappan and Sharad, shooter Sinhraj Adana won a bronze medal in the men’s 10m pistol SF1 event on Tuesday. Let us tell you, India has won a total of 10 medals in Paralympics. Which is India’s best performance. India has so far won two gold, five silver and three bronze medals. Earlier, India’s best performance at any Paralympics was four medals. Which India won in 2016 in Rio.
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Mariyappan, who won a gold medal five years ago, became India’s flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Paralympics. Earlier on Sunday, India had a strong performance in the Tokyo Paralympics as well. After Bhavna Patel in table tennis, Nishad Kumar also won silver medal in athletics. Nishad Kumar, a participant in the high jump T47 event, won the silver medal with a distance of 2.06 meters. So Vinod Kumar won bronze medal in discus throw.
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