Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Tuesday presented a Rs 2 crore cash prize for Tokyo Paralympics silver medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu.
“Both India and Tamil Nadu are overwhelmed with happiness for the continuous medals by Mariyappan Thangavelu. To admire, Tamil Nadu executive announces a reward of Rs 2 crore for Mariyappan Thangavelu,” tweeted Stalin.
அடுத்தடுத்து 2 பாராலிம்பிக் பதக்கங்களை வென்றுள்ள தமிழ்நாட்டின் தடகளத் தங்கமகன் @189thangavelu-வின் சாதனையால் இந்தியாவும் தமிழ்நாடும் பெருமைகொள்கிறது. அவரது சாதனையைப் பாராட்டித் தமிழ்நாடு அரசின் சார்பில் ரூ. 2 கோடி ஊக்கப்பரிசு அளிக்கப்படுகிறது.
சாதனைப்பயணம் தொடர வாழ்த்துகள்! pic.twitter.com/oDREUI9Efa
— M.Ok.Stalin (@mkstalin) August 31, 2021
After winning a silver medal within the males’s high soar tournament on the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics, Mariyappan Thangavelu on Tuesday acknowledged he would have cleared the 1.90m stamp if situations had been better and it used to be no longer raining heavily.
“Initially up, the rain used to be factual a drizzle so it used to be no longer that complex, we had been doing alright but once it purchased past 1.80m and the elevated jumps, the rain purchased worse and the situations had been complex. Especially, the situations had been getting worse for me as my socks purchased wet, and that made the point of takeoff complex. That is why I had difficulties on the elevated jumps,” acknowledged Mariyappan Thangavelu in some unspecified time in the future of a virtual press convention organised by Eurosport.
Thangavelu had overlooked out on being the flag-bearer on the Opening Ceremony because he used to be identified as shut contact with a COVID-19 contaminated person.
Talking about missing out on the Opening Ceremony, Thangavelu acknowledged: “If the situations had been better, I would have cleared the 1.90m stamp, missing out on being the flag-bearer due to a shut COVID-19 contact used to be upsetting but I wished to exercise the medal for the country. I expert individually due to isolation tips within the lead-as much as the tournament.”
Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar obtained silver and bronze respectively within the males’s high soar final on the Nationwide Stadium in Tokyo on Tuesday. They had been every Sport Class T42.
Mariyappan Thangavelu clinched silver after leaping the stamp of 1.86m. Here is his 2d medal on the Video games, having already obtained a gold in Rio 2016. In the intervening time, Sharad Kumar grabbed bronze after scaling his season-exclusively stamp of 1.83m.
The Rio 2016 silver medalist, United States of The United States’s Sam Grewe clinched gold after successfully jumping the 1.88m stamp in his third strive. Another Indian and Rio 2016 bronze medalist Varun Singh Bhati completed seventh with a season-exclusively bounce of 1.77m.