Tokyo Paralympics: Mariyappan Thangavelu to in finding Rs 2 crore reward by Tamil Nadu government

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Tuesday launched a Rs 2 crore money 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 bask in, Tamil Nadu government 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!

— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) August 31, 2021

After successful a silver medal within the males’s excessive bounce match at the continuing Tokyo Paralympics, Mariyappan Thangavelu on Tuesday acknowledged he would occupy cleared the 1.90m keep if instances were better and it turned into now not raining intently.

“First and most main, the rain turned into excellent a drizzle so it turned into now not that complex, we were doing alright however once it got past 1.80m and the larger jumps, the rain got worse and the instances were complex. Namely, the instances were getting worse for me as my socks got moist, and that made the level of takeoff complex. That’s the reason I had difficulties at the larger jumps,” acknowledged Mariyappan Thangavelu at some level of a virtual press convention organised by Eurosport.

Thangavelu had neglected out on being the flag-bearer at the Opening Ceremony because he turned into identified as close contact with a COVID-19 infected person.

Speaking about lacking out on the Opening Ceremony, Thangavelu acknowledged: “If the instances were better, I would occupy cleared the 1.90m keep, lacking out on being the flag-bearer thanks to a close COVID-19 contact turned into upsetting however I needed to take dangle of the medal for the nation. I expert individually thanks to isolation principles within the lead-as much as the match.”

Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar won silver and bronze respectively within the males’s excessive bounce final at the National Stadium in Tokyo on Tuesday. They were each and every Sport Class T42.

Mariyappan Thangavelu clinched silver after leaping the keep of 1.86m. That is his 2d medal at the Games, having already won a gold in Rio 2016. Meanwhile, Sharad Kumar grabbed bronze after scaling his season-easiest keep of 1.83m.

The Rio 2016 silver medalist, United States of The US’s Sam Grewe clinched gold after efficiently leaping the 1.88m keep in his third strive. But one more Indian and Rio 2016 bronze medalist Varun Singh Bhati done seventh with a season-easiest leap of 1.77m.

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