Mariyappan Thangavelu Soars High at Paralympics 2020

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India leaps high in the medal tally once again thanks to Mariyappan Thangavelu’s Silver medal at Paralympics 2020 in Tokyo. He achieved this feat in the high jump T42 category at the event. With a high jump of an incredible 1.86 meters, Mariyappan secured the silver for India. “Soaring higher and higher”, tweeted PM Narendra Modi after Mariyappan Thangavelu created history. The PM also praised his consistency and excellence in his tweet.

 

Forged in Fire

Mariyappan’s father left him and his family at a very young age. To add to the adversities, Mariyappan got into an accident where a bus ran over his leg. These events changed his life drastically; however, his mother was his motivator. She encouraged Mariyappan to play with other kids his age. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that it is the same encouragement that has taken Mariyappan to where he is today: on cloud nine!

 

Silver is Just the Beginning

Mariyappan was born in the Salem district of Tamil Nadu on June 28, 1995. Jupiter and Venus are opposite to each other in his birth chart, and that is the indication of positive results for him. Venus is in its own house and brings him name and fame. Currently, he is under the influence of Jupiter Mahadasha. Though these combinations are beneficial for him, he needs to be cautious about any sports-related injuries in the coming time.

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Talking about the future, Mariyappan Thangavelu is all set to achieve new heights and break the records. His achievements and journey are likely to inspire many!

 

Sharad Kumar’s Bronze & Narendra Modi Tweet

That’s not where all the celebrations end, though! India also claimed bronze for the High Jump T63, with Sharad Kumar’s 1.83-meter jump. PM Narendra Modi tweeted for him, too. He mentioned how Sharad Kumar’s bronze had brought smiles to every Indian’s face in his tweet. His life journey is likely to motivate many.

 

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