India’s Mariyappan Thangavelu won gold medal in Rio Paralympics while Varun Singh Bhati achieved bronze medal in the men’s high jump T-42 event on Saturday.
The 20 year-old Thangavelu made a jump of 1.89m, while Bhati hopped his own best of 1.86m to complete third. USA's Sam Grewe packed away the silver award.
India's other decoration prospect Sharad Kumar completed at number six.
T-42 is an incapacity characterization in the game for in an unexpected way abled olympic style events competitors with single 'over the knee' removals or a practically identical handicap.
The occasion saw a wild challenge with six of the 12 competitors clearing the 1.74m imprint in their initial eight endeavors.
Yet, Thangavelu turned into a part of the main gathering after his tenth endeavor when he cleared the 1.77m imprint alongside Lukasz Mamczarz of Poland, China's Zhiqiang Zhing and Kumar.
He then went into the lead alongside Bhati as both figured out how to clear the 1.83m imprint. Kumar be that as it may, couldn't enhance his execution and in the long run slammed out of decoration dispute. Grewe pushed Thangavelu and Bhati to the joint second position by clearing 1.86m to get the top spot.
However, both Indians made a solid rebound by equalling the tallness to share the post position.
Thangavelu inevitably ensured the gold with an exertion of 1.89m in his last endeavor while Grewe and Bhati's done with best endeavors of 1.86m.
Thangavelu was harmed at five years old, when a transport mishap left him with a changeless inability, as per a report in The Hindu. Bronze decoration victor Bhati was determined to have polio which lead to a deformation in his legs, NDTV reports said.
This is India's first decoration at the 2016 Paralympic Games, and with Bhati's bronze, India now has two awards in this version. Thangavelu likewise turned into the primary Indian high jumper to win a Paralympics gold. HN Girisha was the main Indian high-jumper to win an award, at the 2012 Paralympic Games.
He is additionally the third Indian to win a gold at Paralympics after Murlikant Petkar, who won in Swimming, at Heidelberg 1972 and Devendra Jhajharia who won at Athens 2004 in Javelin Throw. India's general decoration count in all Paralympic Games has now remains at 10 – three golds, three silvers and four bronze.