Vegetable seller’s son from TN high-jumps to para gold in Rio – Times of India

Thangavelu Mariyappan, who has been raised by a single mom who sold vegetables and worked as a daily wage labourer, soared 1.89m and became the first Indian to win a high jump gold in the Paralympics.

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