India's Nishad Kumar wins silver in men's high jump in Paralympics

Nishad Kumar Nishad Kumar of India in action. — Reuters
Nishad Kumar Nishad Kumar of India in action. — Reuters

Tokyo - This was India's second medal of the Games after Bhavinaben Patel won a silver in women's singles table tennis class 4 event on Sunday



By PTI

Published: Sun 29 Aug 2021, 4:47 PM

India's Nishad Kumar clinched a silver medal in the men's high jump T47 event in the Tokyo Paralympics with an Asian record effort here on Sunday.

Kumar cleared 2.06m to win the silver and set an Asian record. American Dallas Wise was also awarded a silver as he and Kumar cleared the same height of 2.06m.

Another American, Roderick Townsend won the gold with a world record jump of 2.15m.

This was India's second medal of the Games after Bhavinaben Patel won a silver in women's singles table tennis class 4 event on Sunday.


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