India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 5: Bhavina Devi scripts history with table tennis silver, Nishad Kumar bag silver in high jump

India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 5: Bhavina Devi, Nishad Kumar clinch silver medals but Vinod Kumar's bronze in Discus Throw under review
India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 5: Bhavina Devi, Nishad Kumar clinch silver medals but Vinod Kumar's bronze in Discus Throw under review

India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 5: Bhavina Devi scripts history with table tennis silver, Nishad Kumar bag silver in high jump- India had a very fruitful day on Sunday as Bhavina Patel began with a silver medal in table tennis while Nishad Kumar also ended up with a silver medal men’s High Jump T47 category. In Men’s Discus Throw F52, Vinod Kumar finished 3rd with an Asian record but his medal is on hold due to review process.

Bhavina Devi went down to Ying Zhou of China in the final. Patel thus became the first to win a medal for India in table tennis at the Paralympics and is only the second female Paralympian to finish on the podium.

Nishad Kumar broke the Asian record with a jump of 2.06m to bag silver in the Men’s High Jump T47. In Men’s Discus Throw F52, Vinod Kumar settled for bronze with an Asian record throw of 19.91m. However, Vinod Kumar’s bronze medal is currently under review as the Paralympics classification committee has decided to review the process. The victory ceremony for the Day was postponed and will be held on Monday.

@20:30: A protest has been launched against Vinod Kumar’s F52 classification. However, India is confident that he will retain the bronze medal.

India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 5: @18:10: Vinod Kumar bags bronze medal in Discus throw F52 with Asian record throw of 19.91m.

@17:50: Croatia’s Velimir Sandor moves to 2nd spot, takes over Vinod Kumar with a throw of 19.98m

India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 5: @17:32: Poland’s Rafal Rocki manages 3rd with a throw of 19.51m.

India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 5: @17:15: Nishad Kumar wins silver in High Jump T47. he also created a new Asian record. Rampal Chahar falls short of a podium finish.

@17:09 PM: Vinod Kumar moves to second place with a throw of 19.91m.

Poland’s Piotr Kosewicz is currently sitting at the top with a throw of 20.02m

@17:07 PM: Vinod Kumar is currently 3rd with a best score of 19.12m.

@17:03 PM: He betters his throw to 18.32m.

@17:02 PM: Vinod Kumar manages 17.42 in his first attempt.

@16:50 PM: Poland’s Piotr Kosewicz manages a best of 20.02m. 

Vinod Kumar@16:40 PM: Vinod Kumar’s event will be live on YouTube and Paralympic.or website. You can also watch it on Doordarshan and EuroSport.

@16:20: Vinod Kumar is up next in Men’s Discus Throw F52.

@15:35: Vinod Kumar coming up next in Men’s Discus Throw F52 while Nishad Kumar, Ram Pal will be in the Men’s High Jump T47.

@15:20: India’s compound archery mixed team has bowed out from the quarterfinals. The team comprising Rakesh Kumar and Jyoti Balyan lost to Turkey’s Oznur Cure and Bulent Korkmaz in the quarterfinal. They lost the quarterfinal by a narrow 153-151 margin.

Meanwhile, Jyoti Baliyan did well to shrug off her disappointing individual campaign and combine with Rakesh Kumar to advance to the mixed team compound archery event. The duo shot 147, six clear of their opponents from Thailand to clinch a berth in the last eight, putting them within two games of a podium finish.

ParaArcher Jyoti Baliyan crashed out of the Women’s compound Archery  1/8 Eliminations on Sunday. Baliyan went down fighting 137-141 to Ireland’s Kerrie-Louise Leonard. Baliyan did impress with her ability to hit the bullseye frequently, but Leonard’s greater efficiency meant that Baliyan’s hopes of making further dashed.

Jyoti Baliyan, Rakesh Kumar qualify for Mixed Team compound Quarter-finals

End 4: India qualify with a comfortable 147-141 win!!

End 3: Indians launch a perfect comeback, take one point lead

End 2: Indians slip, Thailand take slender lead 72-71

End 1: India, Thailand in neck to neck battle, end Game 1 tied at 35-35

Bhavina Patel settles for silver, loses out to World No1.  Ying Zhou; clinches silver

Game 3:Bhavina Patel loses 0-3 to China’s Ying Zhou in the final, settles for silver medal

Game 2: Ying Zhou is relentless, race to 6-1 in the second game. Bhavina launches comeback to clinch three back to back points to go 4-8. Zhou eventually claims 11-5 win.

Game 1: Bhavina starts on the back foot, trailing 5-7. She reduced the deficit to 7-8, but eventually conceded bragging rights to World No.1 Ying Zhou of China who clinched the game 11-7.

India’s para table tennis player Bhavina Patel is all set to GOLD at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics event. On Saturday, she won the semi-final fixture against China Zhang Miao to cruise into the finals. She will face off Ying Zhou of China in the women’s singles final for the elusive medal on Sunday. Notably, Ying Zhou thrashed her in the opening match. Nonetheless, Patel is confident of giving her best shot and will be hoping to replicate her good form on Sunday.

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Women’s compound Archery  1/8 Eliminations- Jyoti Baliyan crashes out, loses to Ireland’s Kerrie-Louise Leonard

END 5: Leonard extends lead to 141-137; clinches progression as Baliyan bows out

END 4: Leonard restores three-point lead

End 3: Jyoti Baliyan hits three consecutive tens, reduces gap to two points

END 2: Kerrie-Louise Leonard finished ahead in End 2; Baliyan trails 52-55

END 1: Jyoti Baliyan takes early lead after End 1!

Jyoti Baliyan had got off to a consistent start to the qualification round as she shot three sets of 56, followed by a couple of 55s. She eventually settled for 15th place, with 671 points out of a possible 720. India’s sole women archer at the Tokyo Paralympics, Baliyan will face off against Ireland’s Kerrie-Louise Leonard, who finished 18th in the ranking round.

Men’s Discus Throw F52 – Vinod Kumar

Vinod Kumar will be featuring in his maiden Paralympics and will be aiming to replicate the heroics of Joginder Singh Bedi, who won the bronze at the 1984 Olympics. Kumar won the bronze medal at the World Para Athletes Grand Prix in 2019 and clinched the gold medal at the nationals earlier this year as he prepares for the Tokyo Paralympics. The 41-year-old will now look to cash in on all his training when he takes the field on Sunday and convert all his pain and sacrifice into a potential podium finish.

Also Read: India at Tokyo Paralympics: Archer Rakesh Kumar beats Ka Chuen, moves to round of 16

Men’s High Jump T47 – Nishad Kumar, Ram Pal

Asian record-holder Nishad Kumar arrived at the Tokyo Paralympics with high expectations and is one of India’s biggest medal prospects. Kumar bagged a bronze medal at the World Championships in Dubai in 2019. He then cruised to glory in the T47 event at the Fazza International Grand Prix in early 2021.

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He won the gold medal after breaking the Asian record with a 2.06-meter jump. Along with Nishad, Ram Pal will also be in action, featuring in his second Olympics. He had finished 6th in the Rio Olympics five years ago.