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After Paralympics medal, Girisha bags job at SAI

Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Wednesday announced that HN Girisha, who won a silver medal in the ongoing London Paralympics, will be offered a job with the Sports Authority of India.

 After Paralympics medal, Girisha bags job at SAI

Girisha won the medal in the men’s high jump F42 event clearing 1.74 metres. Getty Images

"Paralympic silver medalist Nagaraj to be offered a job of coach in Sports Authority of India at an officer level!," Maken said On his Twitter feed.

The announcement comes a day after Maken said the Ministry would award the 24-year-old high jumper with Rs 30 lakh.

The Karnataka athlete has also been awarded a prize of Rs 10 lakh by the Paralympic Committee of India.

Girisha won the medal in the men’s high jump F42 event clearing 1.74 metres Monday.

We have a slideshow of Girisha’s performance at the Paralympics. Click here to view.

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Sep 06, 2012 15:02:22 IST