2016 Summer Paralympics-Mariyappan Thangavelu and record-breaking feat

2016 Summer Paralympics-Mariyappan Thangavelu and record-breaking feat

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Mariyappan Thangavelu stunned the sporting world on Saturday after he clinched a gold medal in men’s high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics.

He was left permanently disabled after a Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation bus ran over his right leg at the age of five. In their life Mariyappan actual defeat their challenge ad disabilities and he not only had to battle disability but also financial and family problems growing up.

His mother, soorja, she told TOI -I did not know what Paralympic really is. Initially, I thought my son has won another gold medal in a competition. Only when others explained to me, did I realize how big achievement was this.

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