Photos: Mariyappan Thangavelu wins historic gold in men's high jump at Rio Paralympics

Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC showing Mariyappan Thangavelu of India, the gold medallist in the men's high jump - T42 Final in the Olympic Stadium during the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 9, 2016. Photo by Simon Bruty/OIS/IOC via AFP. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE / AFP PHOTO / OIS/IOC AND AFP PHOTO / Simon Bruty for OIS / Photo by Simon Bruty/OIS/IOC via AFP. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

India's Mariyappan Thangavelu performing the high jump that won him the gold medal at Rio Paralympics. AFP

Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC showing Bhati Varun Singh of India acknowledging support in the men's high jump - T42 final in the Olympic Stadium during the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 9, 2016. Photo by Simon Bruty/OIS/IOC via AFP. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE / AFP PHOTO / OIS/IOC AND AFP PHOTO / Simon Bruty for OIS / Photo by Simon Bruty/OIS/IOC via AFP. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

India's Varun Singh Bhati acknowledges the support during the men's high jump event where he bagged a bronze medal. AFP

India's Mariyappan Thangavelu (L) and Bhati Varun Singh celebrate their gold and bronze medals, respectively, after the men's final high jump - T42 during the Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA

India's Mariyappan Thangavelu (L) and Bhati Varun Singh celebrate their gold and bronze medals, respectively, after the men's final high jump. AFP

India's Mariyappan Thangavelu poses after winning the gold medal in the men's final high jump - T42 during the Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA

India's Mariyappan Thangavelu poses with the Indian flag after winning the gold medal in the men's final high jump. AFP

India's Mariyappan Thangavelu jumps in the men's final high jump - T42 during the Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Yasuyoshi Chiba

India's Mariyappan Thangavelu jumps in the men's final high jump. He created history by winning the gold medal in the event. AFP

India's Mariyappan Thangavelu jumps in the men's final high jump - T42 during the Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Yasuyoshi Chiba

India's Mariyappan Thangavelu on the fall after a gold-medal winning jump in the men's high jump event. AFP


Updated Date: Sep 10, 2016 19:33 PM

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