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Rio Paralympics 2016: The moment when India won two medals at one go

On Friday, India increased its medal count remarkably with Mariyappan Thangavelu shimmering gold medal and Varun Singh Bhati bronze in the Men\'s High Jump T42 event at the Rio Paralympics.

Thangavelu made a leap of 1.89m while Bhati\'s best jump of 1.86m got him the bronze. That\'s two medals in one glorious event.

Sam Grewe from US bagged the silver medal.

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T-42 is a disability classification in the sports for differently-abled athletes with single "above the knee" amputations or a comparable disability.

Thangavelu, who hails from a small village in Tamil Nadu, was left permanently disabled after a bus ran over his right leg at the age of five. In March, he achieved the \'A\' qualification standard of 1.60m for the Paralympics with an effort of 1.78m at the International Paralympics Committe (IPC) and Grand Prix in Tunisia.

On the other hand, Varun Singh suffers from poliomyelitis, which is a deformity in one leg. In 2014, he won gold at the China Open Athletics Championship and finished fifth at the Asian Paralympic Games in Incheon, South Korea. He also won gold at this year\'s IPC Asia-Oceania Athletics Championship.

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India\'s overall medal tally at the Paralympics now stands 10 and 19 para-athletes are representing India at the Rio Paralympic Games this year.