Rio Paralympic 2016: Mariyappan and Varun bags gold and bronze medal.




he Paralympic Games are multi-sport event which involves those athletes which suffer from a range of disabilities (muscular dystrophy, polio syndrome, mental impairment etc). There a two type of Paralympic games according to seasons one is Winter and another Summer Paralympics. All Paralympic Games are organised and managed by (IPC) or International Paralympic Committee.

Mariyappan and Varun bags gold and bronze medals in Rio Paralympics

Mariyappan Thangavelu of tamilnadu became third Indian to bag a Paralympic gold medal, while Varun Bhati won a bronze medal in a high jump event of the ongoing Rio Games.

The other 2 athletes to do so :-

  1. Murlikant Petkar (swimming)
  2. Devendra Jhajharia (javelin throw)

Mariyappan, who was only five years when his right leg was rammed by a bus on his way to school. he finishes with best score of 1.89m in a high jump match

Prime Minister Nardenra Modi congratulated both the atheletes for their remarkable effort

Support Indian Spectator, follow us on Google News. Submit your opinion and guest articles on

IS NewsDesk
IS NewsDesk
Stories curated by our interns and news crew. Originally reported or general compilation from various available sources and news agencies.

Latest News

Rooting for Change: Farmer Protests Reignite in India – Exploring Demands, Updates, and Impact

In a momentous resurgence of the farmers' movement, tens of thousands of Indian farmers have once again taken to...

Paytm Navigates Regulatory Challenges: Transitioning Towards a Third-Party App Model

Since its establishment in May 2017, Paytm Payments Bank has encountered a series of regulatory hurdles, culminating in recent...

RBI Halts Paytm Payments Bank: Unraveling the Regulatory Actions

On the 31st of January, a pivotal moment unfolded as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued an unequivocal...

Bharat Ratna for LK Advani: A Tribute to a Stalwart Statesman’s Enduring Legacy in Indian Politics

Renowned BJP stalwart Lal Krishna Advani is set to receive the highest civilian honor in the country, the 'Bharat...

Why Lakshadweep Trails Behind the Maldives: A Look at Geography and Tourism

The proximity of Lakshadweep and the Maldives, two archipelagic islands nestled in the Indian Ocean, raises intriguing questions about...

Is News Media’s Role in Shaping Justice and Priorities a Double-Edged Sword?

In our information-driven world, news platforms play a crucial role in keeping the public informed about significant events and...

Jio AirFiber vs. Airtel Xstream AirFiber: Which One’s Better for You?

Let's dive right into the world of home internet and make choosing between Airtel Xstream AirFiber and Jio AirFiber....

The Dynamics of Free Markets and Buyouts

In the realm of economics, the interplay between free markets and buyouts is a phenomenon experienced by capitalist nations...