#MariyappanThangavelu

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Sumit Antil wins Gold in the men's javelin throw F64 with a new world record of 68.55 at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • In the 2016 Rio Paralympics, India had won 4 medals
  • India ended Tokyo Paralympics with 19 medals
  • Bhavina Patel won India's first medal at the Paralympic Games

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur felicitates Tokyo 2020 Paralympics silver medalist Mariyappan Thangavelu in New Delhi. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@IndiaSports)

  • "Mariyyapan has made the country proud with his performance in Rio and now in Tokyo," Anurag Thakur said
  • Mariyappan said he was disappointed not to win gold, saying the weather conditions were not ideal
  • Mariyappan, who won gold at the Rio Paralympics, won silver in the men's high jump T42 event in Tokyo

New Delhi, Sep 4 (PTI) Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Saturday felicitated Tokyo Paralympics silver medallist high jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu, who was disappointed at not winning a gold.

Mariyappan Thangavelu is an Indian para-athlete. (Photo credit: Twitter/IndianFootball)

  • Mariyappan Thangavelu hails from Periavadagampatti village in Salem district of Tamil Nadu
  • He was aiming for a successive gold at Paralympics
  • He won the gold medal in the 2016 Rio Paralympics

Tokyo, Aug 31 (PTI) Defending champion Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar won a silver and bronze respectively in the men's high jump T42 event as India's medal tally at the Paralympics ...

Tokyo, Aug 31 (PTI) Defending champion Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar won a silver and bronze respectively in the men's high jump T42 event as India's medal tally at the Paralympics ...

Mariyappan Thangavelu won silver in high jump (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Tokyo2020hi)

  • Mariyappan Thangavelu won silver at the Tokyo Paralympics
  • High-jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu won gold at the Rio Olympics
  • High-jumper Sharad Kumar won bronze 

.Tokyo, Japan
Javelin thrower Tek Chand lead the Indian contingent at the Tokyo Paralympics. (Photo Credit: Screengrab/Twitter/@ddsportschannel)

  • A record 54 athletes will represent India across 9 sports at the Paralympics this year
  • India is looking to better its best-ever medal tally - of 4 medals, including 2 golds - from the 2016 Rio Paralympics
  • Six Indian athletes have been quarantined in Tokyo

.Tokyo, Japan
Mariyappan Thangavelu was going to lead the Indian contingent in the opening ceremony of the Paralympics 2020. (Photo credit: Twitter/Tokyo2020hi)

  • Six Indian athletes have been quarantined in Tokyo
  • They are expected to take part in their respective events
  • India has sent as many as 54 athletes for the 2020 Paralympics