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Rio Paralympics 2016: Mariyappan Thangavelu to get Rs 2 crore from TN govt, says J Jayalalithaa
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Rio Paralympics 2016: Mariyappan Thangavelu to get Rs 2 crore from TN govt, says J Jayalalithaa

The accolades have started pouring in for India's Mariyappan Thangavelu, who created history on Friday by winning gold in the men's high jump T-42 event, with Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa announcing a Rs 2 crore award for the athlete.

Paralympics: Girisha wins India's first medal in men's high jump
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Paralympics: Girisha wins India's first medal in men's high jump

The 24-year old from Karnataka, who has an impairment in his left leg, sailed over a height of 1.74m using scissors technique in the final of the event to finish second in the presence of an 80,000 capacity crowd last night.