Yearender 2016: India shone bright at the paralympics and Olympics

Mariyappan Thangavelu etched his name in the history of Indian sports after he became the first from the country to win a Paralympic gold in high jump following his stupendous effort in the men's high jump T-42 category at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. (Photo: AFP)

Devendra Jhajharia became first Indian to win two gold medals at the Paralympics. The javelin thrower, who won gold in the 2004 Athens Games, broke his own record to bag the coveted medal at the Rio Paralympics 2016. (Photo: AP)

PV Sindhu has been a story of 2016. The Hyderabadi shuttler clinched silver and became the first Indian badminton player to win a silver medal at the Olympics and only the fourth Indian woman to win a medal at the sporting extravaganza. (Photo: PTI)

Deepa Malik became the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympic Games after she bagged silver in the shot put at the Rio Paralympic 2016. (Photo: AP)

Sakshi Malik powered her way through all the odds to seal a stunning come-from-behind win against Kyrgyzstans Aisuluu Tynybekova, who is a reigning Asian champion, to help India win their first medal in Rio 2016. (Photo: PTI)

India won two medals in the same sport in the same event for the first time when Varun Singh Bhati bagged bronze along side Mariyappan Thangavelus gold in the men's high jump T-42 category at Rio Paralympics. (Photo: AFP)

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