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Canada’s Stefan Daniel put a silver lining around triathlon’s debut at the Paralympics after running to second spot on the podium in the PT4 classification at the famed Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 19-year-old Calgarian, who was the youngest athlete in the field, clocked a silver medal time of 1:03:05.

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Indian archer Pooja finished the ranking round at the 29th spot with a total of 513 points in the Recurve archery event at the Paralympics games in Rio on Saturday.

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India's Naresh Kumar Sharma was knocked out in the qualification round of the mixed 10 metre air rifle prone shooting event of the Paralympic Games here on Saturday.

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Twenty-two-year-old golden boy Mariyappan Thangavelu is a shy and reserved guy, but when it came to high jump training he was extremely disciplined and braved wounds in his handicapped leg, his coach said.

Thangavelu created history on Friday night by winning a gold medal in the men's high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics. Thangavelu made a leap of 1.89 metres to pluck the gold medal thereby putting his Periyavadagampatti village in Salem district in Tamil Nadu on the global map.

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China's Song Maodang broke the world record to clinch the gold in the men's 100m butterfly S8 at the Rio Paralympics. Song touched the wall in 59.19 seconds, beating the previous record of 1:00.45 set by Australia's Peter Leek in 2010 on Friday.

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China won five gold medals in the pool as they extended their lead at the top of the medal standings at the Rio Paralympics. The Asian nation also secured four gold medals in athletics, two in cycling and one each in shooting and powerlifting to finish with 20 gold medals on Friday.

Britain were second in the standings with 12 gold medals and Ukraine were third with seven.

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India's Mariyappan Thangavelu created history on Friday night by winning a gold medal in the men's high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics. His compatriot Varun Singh Bhati clinched the bronze medal the same event.

While Thangavelu made a leap of 1.89 metres, Bhati jumped his personal best of 1.86 metres to finish third. India's other medal prospect Sharad Kumar finished sixth. US's Sam Grewe bagged the silver medal.

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