Paralympics 2016: With four medals, Indian athletes secure best ever haul for country
India capped off a successful Paralympic Games campaign in Rio de Janeiro by procuring their best ever haul of four medals, including two golds and a silver and bronze medal apiece.
Ever since the names of the 19 Indian athletes to represent the country at the Paralympic Games were revealed, it was always believed the country would have a chance of improving upon its medal tally. The largest ever contingent in the country's Paralympic history was expected to do well, and it did.
MariyappanThangavelu and Varun Singh Bhati secured India two medals in the high jump category. Thangavelu created history by winning a gold medal in the men's high jump T-42 event, with a leap of 1.89 metres, thereby putting his Periyavadagampatti village in Tamil Nadu's Salem district on the world map.