Indian athletes continue to excel at Tokyo Paralympics. Para-athlete Praveen Kumar on Friday won the silver medal in the high jump T-44 with a jump of 2.07 meters. He also made an Asian record. This is the Indian team’s 11th medal in the Tokyo Olympics, while the fourth medal in the high jump.
In this way Indian team has created history. He currently has 2 Gold, 6 Silver and 3 Bronze medals in his account. This is Team India’s best performance in Paralympic history. Earlier, the Indian team had won 4 medals including 2 gold in Rio in 2016.
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The gold medal in this event went to Great Britain’s Broome-Edwards Jonathan (2.10m), while the bronze medal was won by Poland’s Lepiato Masiejo (2.04m).
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Athletes won medals in high jump
An 18-year-old para-athlete from Noida won the silver medal by hoisting the flag in Tokyo. Prior to Praveen, Mariyappan Thangavelu of India won silver, while Sharad Kumar won bronze in the T63 event of high jump. In T47, Nishad Kumar won the silver medal with the Asian record.
Praveen Kumar Silver Medal: Para-athlete Praveen Kumar amazing in Tokyo, won silver medal in high jump, also made Asian record