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Tracking the journey of Indian medallists Mariyappan Thangavelu, Deepa Malik and Varun Singh Bhati at Paralympics 2016

In Pics! India’s Paralympics 2016 medallists: Mariyappan Thangavelu, Deepa Malik and Varun Singh Bhati
  • Indian athletes created history when Mariyappan Thangavelu, Deepa Malik and Varun Singh Bhati won the gold, silver and bronze medals respectively at the Rio Paralympics. Thangavelu became India’s first gold medallist at the Paralympics with a jump of 1.89m and Bhati followed that performance up with a jump of 1.86m. Deepa Malik becomes the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympics. She achieved the feat in the women's shotput event with a throw of 4.61m at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro
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    Indian athletes created history when Mariyappan Thangavelu, Deepa Malik and Varun Singh Bhati won the gold, silver and bronze medals respectively at the Rio Paralympics. Thangavelu became India’s first gold medallist at the Paralympics with a jump of 1.89m and Bhati followed that performance up with a jump of 1.86m. Deepa Malik becomes the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympics. She achieved the feat in the women's shotput event with a throw of 4.61m at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro

  • India's Mariyappan Thangavelu poses after winning the gold medal in the men's final high jump - T42 during the Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on September 9, 2016
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    India's Mariyappan Thangavelu poses after winning the gold medal in the men's final high jump - T42 during the Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on September 9, 2016

  • India's Mariyappan Thangavelu in the men's final high jump - T42 during the Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on September 9, 2016.
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    India's Mariyappan Thangavelu in the men's final high jump - T42 during the Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on September 9, 2016.

  • India's Deepa Malik holds the Tricolour after winning the silver medal in the women's shot put F53 athletics event during the Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Sept. 12, 2016.
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    India's Deepa Malik holds the Tricolour after winning the silver medal in the women's shot put F53 athletics event during the Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Sept. 12, 2016.

  • India's Deepa Malik gestures as she competes in the women's final shot put F53 athletics event during the Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. Malik won the silver medal.
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    India's Deepa Malik gestures as she competes in the women's final shot put F53 athletics event during the Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. Malik won the silver medal.

  • India's Deepa Malik competes to win the silver medal in the women's final shot put F53 athletics event during the Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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    India's Deepa Malik competes to win the silver medal in the women's final shot put F53 athletics event during the Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Bronze medalist Bhati Varun Singh of India at the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's High Jump F42 Final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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    Bronze medalist Bhati Varun Singh of India at the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's High Jump F42 Final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Bhati Varun Singh competes in the Men's High Jump T42 final on day 2 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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    Bhati Varun Singh competes in the Men's High Jump T42 final on day 2 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Bhati Varun Singh of India acknowledging support in the men's high jump - T42 final in the Olympic Stadium during the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 9, 2016
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    Bhati Varun Singh of India acknowledging support in the men's high jump - T42 final in the Olympic Stadium during the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 9, 2016

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