- Mariyappan clinched a gold medal in the mens high jump at Paralympics
- Varun Singh Bhati won a bronze in high jump event
- Big B, Anushka, Aamir, Arjun, Abishek wished them on Twitter
Mariyappan and Varun won medals in the men's high jump T-42 event. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan was elated over their win when he tweeted:
T 2375 -#Paralympics joy for India .. Gold & Bronze for Thangavelu and Bhatti in high jump ! COME ON INDIA !!!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 10, 2016
Dangal star Aamir Khan congratulated Mariaapan and tweeted:
Congratulations Mariyappan! You have done India proud. Thank you. Love. a.— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) September 10, 2016
Actress Anushka Sharma, who was last seen as a wrestler in Sultan was impressed with their 'stellar' performances.
Mariyappan became the first Indian high-jumper to win a gold medal at the Paralympics, with a leap of 1.89 metres. Varun jumped 1.86 metres to be ranked third.