Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

Sports Minister Shri Anurag Singh Thakur felicitates Paralympics Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Mariyyapan T and his coach Raja B

Posted On: 04 SEP 2021 6:08PM by PIB Delhi

Key Highlight

  • This was Mariyappan’s second medal from the Paralympic Games; in Rio 2016, he won the gold

 

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Anurag Singh Thakur felicitated Paralympics Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Mariyyapan T and his coach Raja B in New Delhi today.

Speaking on the occasion Sh. Thakur said, "Mariyyapan has made the country proud with his performance in Rio and now in Tokyo. I congratulate him and take this occasion to congratulate all our para athletes for their fantastic performance."

Speaking to the Sports Minister Mariyyapan said, "I had expected to win a gold for India but due to the weather conditions on the day of the event, I could not fulfill that dream. I am confident that in Paris I will win a gold for the country again."

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