Rio gold medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu named as flag-bearer of India for Tokyo Paralympics
On Friday, Top para high-jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu is named for the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent in the Tokyo Paralympics, which begins on August 24th, 2021.
- Thangavelu has won the T-42 gold in the 2016 Rio Paralympics and will defend during the August 24 to September 5 Tokyo Paralympics.
- The 25-year-old Thangavelu has been honored with the country’s highest sporting award, Khel Ratna.
- the selection committee has picked him among the 24 para-athletes for the Tokyo Paralympics 2021.
Tokyo Paralympics 2021: Starting Date
it will begin on Tuesday, 24 August 2021
Tokyo Paralympics 2021: End Date
it will ends on Sunday, 5 September 2021
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