sam grewe paralympics won gold medal & Mariyappan Thangavelu won the silver medal in paralympic high jump
Para athletes have done wonders in Tokyo Paralympics. Sam Grewe won the Gold medal, Mariyappan Thangavelu won the silver medal, while Sharad Kumar got the bronze. Men’s high jump T63. In the event, Mariyappan jumped 1.86 meters, while Sharad Kumar jumped 1.83 meters.
Para athletes have done wonders in Tokyo Paralympics. USA’s Sam Grewe beats India’s Mariyappan Thangavelu to win men’s high jump T63. Mariyappan Thangavelu won the silver medal.
mariyappan thangavelu tokyo paralympics 2021
With this, Mariyappan Thangavelu has achieved the feat of winning the second consecutive medal in the Paralympic Games. He had earlier captured gold in Rio 2016.
mariyappan thangavelu disability
Mariyappan from Tamil Nadu had amputated right leg after being crushed under a bus at the age of 5. His father left the family, after which his mother raised him alone. His mother used to work as a laborer and later started selling vegetables. Mariyappan’s childhood was spent in poverty and deprivation.