India’s Nishad Kumar clinched a silver medal in the men’s high jump T47 event in Tokyo Paralympics with an Asian record Sunday.
On day 5 of the Tokyo Paralympics Kumar set a new Asian record with his final jump of 2.06m in his first attempt. Dallas Wise from America also shared the second spot with Nishad.
The Paralympic Games or Paralympics, also known as the Games of the Paralympian, is a periodic series of international multi-sport events involving athletes with a range of physical disabilities, including impaired muscle power (e.g. paraplegia and quadriplegia, muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome, spina bifida), impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment, and intellectual impairment.
Another American, Roderick Townsend won the gold achieving a world record jump of 2.15m.
India’s Rampal Chahar finished at the fifth spot with a jump of 1.94m.
On the same day, Bhavina Patel won India’s first medal in the women’s singles table tennis class 4 event. She lost the gold medal match to World No. 1 China’s Zhou Ying 3-0 in the women’s singles on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Vinod Kumar wins the bronze medal in the Discus Throw F52 event, sets a new Asian record.
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