India wins two medals at 2016 Paralympics

10 Sep 2016 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
2016 Rio Paralympics - Day 2

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

Mariyappan Thangavelu won gold with best effort of 1.89 metres while Varun Singh Bhati bagged a bronze medal jumping 1.86 metres. Sharad Kumar finished sixth in the event.

Thangavelu became first Indian athlete to win gold in high-jump event at the Paralympics.

In context: 2016 Rio Paralympics - Day 2

Day 2Seven gold medals for Great Britain

Jonnie Peacock retained his 100 metres T44 gold, winning the race in 10.81 seconds.

In their respective women's 100m event Georgie Hermitage, Sophie Hahn and Libby Clegg won gold medals.

Ellie Robinson set a Paralympic record of 35.58 seconds in the women's 50 metre butterfly event.

Sophie Thornhill, along with Helen Scott and Judy Cundy won gold in velodrome cycling event.

Third consecutive gold for Jason Smyth

Ireland's visually impaired sprint runner Jason Smyth grabbed his third consecutive gold at Rio Paralympics in men's 100m T3 race. The fastest paralympian in the world, Smyth took 10.64 seconds to reach the finish line.
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10 Sep 2016India wins two medals at 2016 Paralympics

China tops medals tally with 49 medals

Medals tallyChina tops medals tally with 49 medals

With 20 gold, 17 silver and 12 bronze medals, China is at the top of medals table at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

Britain is on the second spot with a total of 27 medals including 12 gold.

Ukraine has won seven gold, six silver and 13 bronze medals and is on the third spot.

United States is on the fourth spot with 14 medals.

Chinese athletes break world records

China's power lifter Hu Dandan broke her own world record by lifting 108kg in women's under 45kg category. Swimmers Zou Liankang and Pan Shiyun each won gold medals in men's 100m backstroke S2 category and 50m freestyle S7 category breaking current world records.