Rio Paralympics: Mariyappan Thangavelu wins gold in men's high

Rio Paralympics: Mariyappan Thangavelu wins gold in men's high
Rio Paralympics Mariyappan Thangavelu wins gold in mens high jump

RIO DE JANEIRO: India's Mariyappan Thangavelu created history on Saturday morning by winning a gold medal in the men's high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics.

His compatriot Varun Singh Bhati clinched the bronze medal the same event.

While Thangavelu made a leap of 1.89 metres, Bhati jumped his personal best of 1.86 metres to finish third.

India's other medal prospect Sharad Kumar finished at number six.

USA's Sam Grewe bagged the silver medal.

Rio Paralympics Mariyappan Thangavelu wins gold in mens high jump