This Article is From Sep 10, 2016

Big B, Aamir, Anushka Congratulate India's Paralympics Gold, Bronze Win On Twitter

Big B, Aamir, Anushka Congratulate India's Paralympics Gold, Bronze Win On Twitter

Image Courtesy: AmitabhBachchan (L) ; Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Singh Bhati(R) - AFP

Highlights

  • 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
New Delhi: It was a moment of double celebration on early Saturday morning when athlete Mariyappan Thangavelu clinched a gold medal and Varun Singh Bhati won a bronze at the Rio Paralympics and Bollywood was proud of their victory, according to 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:
 

Dangal star Aamir Khan congratulated Mariaapan and tweeted:
 

Actress Anushka Sharma, who was last seen as a wrestler in Sultan was impressed with their 'stellar' performances.
 

Actors Arjun Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Manoj Bajpayee, Rahul Bose, Arjun Rampal and Goldie Behl were also excited after the win.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.