Tokyo Paralympics: Nishad Kumar wins silver medal in T46 high jump, creates Asian Record: Para-athlete Nishad Kumar won a silver medal in the high jump event at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics here at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday.
Nishad made a jump of 2.06m and as a result, he sealed the silver medal. In the event, Nishad also went on to create an Asian Record and the event turned out to be a good affair for the Indian para-athlete. USA’s Roderick Townsend and Dallas Wise won gold and bronze medals respectively. Townsend made the jump of 2.15m while Wise recorded a jump of 2.06 m. Nishad and Wise both finished on the same mark, but Nishad had crossed the 2.02 mark in his first attempt while Wise took two, as a result, Nishad won silver. India’s Rampal Chahar finished at the fifth spot with a jump of 1.94m.
Tokyo Paralympics: Nishad Kumar wins silver medal in T46 high jump, creates Asian Record
Earlier in the day, India’s para table tennis player Bhavina won silver as she lost the gold medal match to China’s Zhou Ying 3-0 in the women’s singles – Class 4 in the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics on Sunday.
The leap that earned Nishad Kumar that glorious #Silver! 😍
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