Articles about Mariyappan Thangavelu

Paralympics: High-jumper Mariyappan wins silver, Sharad Kumar bags bronze

31 Aug 2021

Sports
Paralympics: High-jumper Mariyappan wins silver, Sharad Kumar bags bronze

Defending champion Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar won a silver and bronze respectively in the men's high jump T42 event as India's medal tally at the Paralympics touched an unprecedented 10 on Tuesday.

Mariyappan withdrawn as India's Paralympic flag-bearer

24 Aug 2021

Sports
Mariyappan withdrawn as India's Paralympic flag-bearer

High-jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu was on Tuesday replaced by javelin thrower Tek Chand as India's flag-bearer for the Paralympics opening ceremony this evening after coming in close contact with a COVID-19 positive person during his flight to Tokyo.

Pace spearhead Ishant Sharma nominated for prestigious Arjuna Award

18 Aug 2020

Sports
Pace spearhead Ishant Sharma nominated for prestigious Arjuna Award

Indian pace spearhead Ishant Sharma is among 29 athletes who have been recommended for this year's Arjuna award by the National Sports Awards selection committee.

Recipients of Arjuna and Dronacharya awards finalized

19 Aug 2017

Sports
Recipients of Arjuna and Dronacharya awards finalized

The list of Arjuna Award winners of this year has been retained by the Sports Ministry.

Virat Kohli receives the Padma Shri award

30 Mar 2017

Sports
Virat Kohli receives the Padma Shri award

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli was presented with the Padma Shri award by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

What did India achieve in sports this year?

13 Nov 2016

Sports
What did India achieve in sports this year?

Starting with the Rio Olympics held in August, then Paralympics in September and Kabaddi World Cup in October, sports was one of the main trending topics in India this year.

PM Modi awards Rs.4 crore to Deepa Malik

02 Nov 2016

Sports
PM Modi awards Rs.4 crore to Deepa Malik

PM Modi awarded a Rs.4 crore cheque to India's first Paralympics medalist Deepa Malik in Haryana; she won a silver medal in shot-put at the Rio Paralympics.

Government announces Rs.90 lakh cash prize for Paralympic medalists

30 Sep 2016

Sports
Government announces Rs.90 lakh cash prize for Paralympic medalists

Indian Government has announced a total cash prize of Rs.90 lakh for the four medal winners of the 2016 Paralympics.

Paralympic Medalists will be awarded Khel Ratna: Indian Sports Minister

19 Sep 2016

Sports
Paralympic Medalists will be awarded Khel Ratna: Indian Sports Minister

Treating Paralympians as equals with Olympians, Indian Sports Minister Vijay Goel stated that next year onwards, paralympic medalists will be bestowed with the Khel Ratna.

Sports Minister non-committal on awarding Khel Ratna to Paralympic medalists

15 Sep 2016

Sports
Sports Minister non-committal on awarding Khel Ratna to Paralympic medalists

On Wednesday, Sports Minister Vijay Goel refused to commit if Rio Paralympics medalists would be conferred with the highest sporting honour in the country, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

Deepa Malik makes history: Clinches shot put silver in Paralympics

13 Sep 2016

Sports
Deepa Malik makes history: Clinches shot put silver in Paralympics

Deepa Malik from India became the first-ever woman from the country to win a medal at the Paralympics by bagging a silver in the shot-put F-53 event.

India wins two medals at 2016 Paralympics

10 Sep 2016

Sports
India wins two medals at 2016 Paralympics

Indian high jump athletes bagged a gold and bronze medal each in men's high jump T-42 event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.