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Mariyappan Thangavelu is an Indian Paralympic high jumper who represented India internationally in High Jump – T42 and T63 events. He won the gold medal in the 2016 Summer Paralympic games held in Rio de Janeiro in the men’s high jump T-42 category and became India’s first Paralympian gold medalist in 2004.
For his contribution towards sports, he received several accolades such as “Padma Shri” and “Arjuna Award” in 2017 as well as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna in the year 2020 by the Government of India.
Currently, he hit the headlines as he is a part of the Indian contingent being sent for the Tokyo Para-Olympics 2021.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on 28 June 1995, Mariyappan Thangavelu will turn 40 years old in the year 2021. He seems to be tall with a towering height of 168 in centimeters and 5’6” in feet and inches. He is a well-built man with body measurements of 38 inches chest, 30 inches waist, and 11 inches biceps.
He seems very fit and healthy and weighs 60 in kilograms and 132 lbs in pounds approximately. His black eye color and his black hair make his personality even more glorious.
According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Mariyappan Thangavelu is not known at this moment.
Education / Family
Mariyappan was born and raised up in Periavadamgatti village, Salem, Tamil Nadu, and belongs to a Hindu family. He didn’t reveal any information with regards to his parents including their names too. He has been grown up with four brothers and a sister whose names are not known at this moment.
As of his education, he completed his higher education from AVS College of Arts And Science, Ramalingapuram, Tamil Nadu. Moreover, he didn’t reveal further information about his educational qualifications.
|Birth Place||Periavadamgatti village, Salem, Tamil Nadu|
|Date Of Birth||28 June 1995|
|Age||26 years old (as of 2021)|
|Height||In centimeters – 168 cm
In feet inches – 5’6”
|Weight||In Kilograms – 60 kg
In Pounds – 132 lbs
|College||AVS College of Arts And Science, Ramalingapuram, Tamil Nadu|
|Home Town||Periavadamgatti village, Salem, Tamil Nadu|
|Fathers Name||Name Not Known|
|Mothers Name||Name Not Known
|Brothers||Four (name not known)|
|Sister||One (Name not known)|
Career / Fashion And Style
As per his career, he played volleyball as a student but it was his physical education instructor who encouraged him to try high jumping. He placed second among a field of able-bodied competitors in his first competitive event at the age of 14.
His performance was first noticed by Mr.Satyanarayana at the Indian national para-athletics championships in 2013 and he bringing him to Bengaluru for further coaching as a student in 2015.
He cleared a distance of 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) in the men’s high jump T–42 event in 2016 and qualified for the Rio Paralympics where he won the gold medal in the men’s high jump T–42 event. He cleared two a distance of 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) in the Men’s High Jump T-63 event in 2019 at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships.
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|Favorite Actress||Not Known|
|Favorite Musical Instrument||Not Known|
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Some Interesting Facts About Mariyappan Thangavelu
- He represented India in high jumps events at the international level.
- He is mentored by his coach named Satyanarayana.
- He met with an accident at the age of 5 years when he was on his way to school.
- In her school days, he used to play volleyball.
- It was his physical education instructor who encouraged him to try high jumping.
- Mariyappan mother took a loan of 3 lacs (INR) for his medical treatment.
- He is honored with Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna in the year 2020 by the Government of India.
- He was named as the flag bearer for the 2018 Asian Para Games 2018.