Thangavelu won gold with his best jump of 1.89 metres, while Bhati’s best effort of 1.86m fetched him the bronze – and India, clearly hungry for more medals after the Olympics fetched the country just two of them with many medal deserving athletes coming back disappointed.
Here are the best ones on Twitter – including an epic one from Piers Morgan.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 10, 2016
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) September 10, 2016
In case you haven't already seen it. Mariyappan Thangavelu. Saw it 5 times and am still blown by it. Just incredible pic.twitter.com/UdgLNRn3iZ
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 10, 2016
When Mariyappan was 5 yrs old, a drunk bus driver ran over & crushed his right leg. Mother had to take 3L loan for treatment
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) September 10, 2016
Two high jumps for Indian athletes, two giant leaps for India! Congratulations Mariyappan Thangavelu and Bhati Varun Singh! #Paralympics
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) September 10, 2016
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 10, 2016
— Abhinav Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) September 10, 2016
Indian sports mein prerna ki kami nahin hai.Congrats Mariyappan Thangavelu aur Varun Bhati aapke gold aur bronze ke liye. #Paralympics
— Sakshi Malik (@SakshiMalik) September 10, 2016
— AIADMK (@AIADMKOfficial) September 10, 2016