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Rio Paralympics: Indian high jumpers win gold, bronze medals

India had a great start in the Paralympics games today with M Thangavelu winning a gold and Varun Singh Bhati a bronze medal in the men's high jump T-42 event.

Thangavelu has also made history by becoming the first Indian high jumper to win a gold at the Paralympics, with a leap of 1.89 metres.

The Sports Ministry has announced that Indian gold medalists in the Paralympic Games will be awarded Rs 75 lakh, silver medalists Rs 50 lakh while Rs 30 lakh will be given to the bronze medalists.

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