Modi, Sonia congratulate Thangavelu for winning gold

Modi, Sonia congratulate Thangavelu for winning gold 

New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday congratulated Mariyappan Thangavelu on winning a gold medal in the men’s high jump T-42 event and Varun Singh Bhati for clinching the bronze medal at the Rio Paralympics.

“India is elated! Congratulations to Mariyappan Thangavelu on winning a gold and Varun Singh Bhati for the bronze at the Rio Paralympics,” Modi tweeted

Mariyappan Thangavelu created history on Friday night by winning a gold medal in the men’s high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics.

His compatriot Varun Singh Bhati clinched the bronze medal at the same event.

Defining this victory as an ‘extraordinary achievement’ Sonia Gandhi said: “History has been created today. Outstanding lives and games of these athletes will inspire generations to come.”

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