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Thangavelu Mariyappan, who won a gold medal at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, returned home to a hero's welcome here today.

Ministers for School Education, Sports and Youth Welfare, K Pandiarajan, Rural Industries Minister P Benjamin along with several senior government officials received Mariyappan at the airport here, officials said.

Mariyappan, hailing from Periyavadagampatti village near Salem in western Tamil Nadu, won the gold in the T-42 High Jump event with a best effort of 1.89m, leaving behind world champion Sam Grewe of the USA, who registered 1.86 m.

The T-42 classification is for athletes with lower limb deficiency, leg length difference, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement.

Mariyappan, who was five when his right leg was crushed by a speeding bus, joined Murlikant Petkar (1972, swimming) and Devendra Jhajharia (2004, javelin throw) in the Indian Paralympics gold club.

Hailing his feat, Chief Minister had announced a cash prize of Rs. 2 crore for Mariyappan.

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Thangavelu Mariyappan returns home to hero's welcome

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Thangavelu Mariyappan, who won a gold medal at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, returned home to a hero's welcome here today.

Ministers for School Education, Sports and Youth Welfare, K Pandiarajan, Rural Industries Minister P Benjamin along with several senior government officials received Mariyappan at the airport here, officials said.



Mariyappan, hailing from Periyavadagampatti village near Salem in western Tamil Nadu, won the gold in the T-42 High Jump event with a best effort of 1.89m, leaving behind world champion Sam Grewe of the USA, who registered 1.86 m.

The T-42 classification is for athletes with lower limb deficiency, leg length difference, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement.

Mariyappan, who was five when his right leg was crushed by a speeding bus, joined Murlikant Petkar (1972, swimming) and Devendra Jhajharia (2004, javelin throw) in the Indian Paralympics gold club.

Hailing his feat, Chief Minister had announced a cash prize of Rs. 2 crore for Mariyappan.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Thangavelu Mariyappan returns home to hero's welcome

Thangavelu Mariyappan, who won a gold medal at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, returned home to a hero's welcome here today. Tamil Nadu Ministers for School Education, Sports and Youth Welfare, K Pandiarajan, Rural Industries Minister P Benjamin along with several senior government officials received Mariyappan at the airport here, officials said. Mariyappan, hailing from Periyavadagampatti village near Salem in western Tamil Nadu, won the gold in the T-42 High Jump event with a best effort of 1.89m, leaving behind world champion Sam Grewe of the USA, who registered 1.86 m. The T-42 classification is for athletes with lower limb deficiency, leg length difference, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement. Mariyappan, who was five when his right leg was crushed by a speeding bus, joined Murlikant Petkar (1972, swimming) and Devendra Jhajharia (2004, javelin throw) in the Indian Paralympics gold club. Hailing his feat, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa ... Thangavelu Mariyappan, who won a gold medal at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, returned home to a hero's welcome here today.

Ministers for School Education, Sports and Youth Welfare, K Pandiarajan, Rural Industries Minister P Benjamin along with several senior government officials received Mariyappan at the airport here, officials said.

Mariyappan, hailing from Periyavadagampatti village near Salem in western Tamil Nadu, won the gold in the T-42 High Jump event with a best effort of 1.89m, leaving behind world champion Sam Grewe of the USA, who registered 1.86 m.

The T-42 classification is for athletes with lower limb deficiency, leg length difference, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement.

Mariyappan, who was five when his right leg was crushed by a speeding bus, joined Murlikant Petkar (1972, swimming) and Devendra Jhajharia (2004, javelin throw) in the Indian Paralympics gold club.

Hailing his feat, Chief Minister had announced a cash prize of Rs. 2 crore for Mariyappan.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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