On 03 July 1980:Harbhajan Singh was born in Jalandhar. Continue reading “Harbhajan Singh”
On 28 June 1995 – Paralympic high jumper, Mariyappan Thangavelu was born in Salem district. He represented India in the 2016 Summer Paralympic games held in Rio de Janeiro in the men’s high jump T-42 category.
In March 2016, Mariyappan cleared a distance of 1.78 m in the men’s high jump T–42 event at the IPC Grand Prix in Tunisia, qualifying him for the 2016 Rio Paralympics. At the Rio Paralympics, he won the gold medal in the men’s high jump T–42 event, with a leap of 1.89 m.
With, this performance he became India’s first Paralympian gold medallist since 2004. On 25 January 2017, Government of India announced “Padma Shri” award for his contribution towards sports.
|T – 42 High Jump||Mariyappan Thangavelu (IND)||Sam Grewe (USA)||Varun Bhati (IND)|
Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha (aka P.T. Usha) was was born 27th June, 1964 in Payyoli village named near Calicut, Kerala. Continue reading “P. T. Usha”
On 17 June 1973: Leander Paes was born in Kolkata. Continue reading “Leander Paes”
On 13 June 1993:Deepika Kumari was born in Ranchi. Continue reading “Deepika Kumari”
On 07 June 1974:Mahesh Bhupathi was born in Madras, Tamil Nadu. Continue reading “Mahesh Bhupathi”
On 06 June 1988: Ajinkya Rahane was born in Ashwi KD, Maharashtra. Continue reading “Ajinkya Rahane”
On 31 May 1928: Pankaj Roy was born in Kolkata. Continue reading “Pankaj Roy”
On 27 May 1962:Ravi Shastri was born in Mumbai. Continue reading “Ravi Shastri”