Sports Other News 10 Sep 2016 Paralympics: Tamil N ...

Paralympics: Tamil Nadu announces Rs 2-cr reward for gold medallist Mariyappan

PTI
Published Sep 10, 2016, 4:59 pm IST
Updated Sep 10, 2016, 5:23 pm IST
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee also congratulated Mariyappan and Varun Singh Bhati
Mariyappan Thangavelu won the gold with his best jump of 1.89 metres, while Varun clinched the bronze medal with a jump of 1.86m. (Photo: AP)
 Mariyappan Thangavelu won the gold with his best jump of 1.89 metres, while Varun clinched the bronze medal with a jump of 1.86m. (Photo: AP)

Mumbai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday announced a cash prize of Rs 2-crore for Rio Paralympics gold medal winner Mariyappan Thangavelu .

"I am very happy to inform you that I have decided that the Government of Tamil Nadu will award you a cash prize of Rs 2-crore on par with Olympic Gold Medal winners from Tamil Nadu," Jayalalithaa said in her congratulatory letter to Mariyappan.

 

The Chief Minister said she was delighted to learn that he has won a gold medal at the Paralympics.

"I understand that this is the first time an Indian has won a gold medal in the High Jump event in the Paralympics," she said.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also congratulated Mariyappan for winning the gold and Varun Singh Bhati for bagging bronze medal in men's T42 high jump at the Paralympic Games at Rio.

Thangavelu won the gold with his best jump of 1.89 metres, while Varun clinched the bronze medal with a jump of 1.86m.

...




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
-->