No discrimination! Twitter demands equal prize money and honor for Paralympic medal winners

Thangavelu made a leap of 1.89 metres, Bhati jumped his personal best of 1.86 metres to finish third.

No discrimination! Twitter demands equal prize money and honor for Paralympic medal winners

 New Delhi: It was just the Day 2 at Rio Paralympics and India opened their medals tally thanks to Mariyappan Thangavelu and Bhati Varun who won gold and bronze respectively in the in the men’s T42 High Jump event.

While Thangavelu made a leap of 1.89 metres, Bhati jumped his personal best of 1.86 metres to finish third.

The news brought extreme delight to the faces of people all across India and twitter was soon full of celebrations. Though a few question marks arose asking if the Paralympians will be awarded with same sort of money and honour as that of the Rio Olympians.

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