It has been an occasion of double celebration for India as two medals come home. Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar have won silver and bronze medals, in the high jump event at the ongoing Paralympics. Mariyaapan Thangavala bagged silver after making a mark of 1.86m, in the high jump, with that it is the second Paralympic medal for him after bagging a gold in Rio Olympic 2016. On the other hand, Sharad Kumar bagged a bronze in the high jump with a mark of 1.83m.
Gold was clinched by Sam Grewe of the United States of America, after creating a benchmark of 1.88m in his third attempt. Nevertheless, another India and Rio bronze medal winner Varun Singh Bhati finished with the seventh position, with a mark of 1.77 m in the high jump.