August 29, 2021, 6:50 PM

From left: Nishad Kumar and Vinod Kumar

From left: Nishad Kumar and Vinod Kumar

India's Nishad Kumar and Vinod Kumar won silver and bronze medals respectively for India on Sunday at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics. While Nishad won the medal in men's high jump (T46/47) category, Vinod won the medal in discus throw F52 event.

Nishad equalled his own Asian record with a jump of 2.06m in the final of the high jump event. The other Indian in the fray Ram Pal finished a creditable fifth, equalling his personal best jump of 1.94m. USA's Dallas Wise (T46) had a best jump of 2.06m - the same as Nishad Kumar - to also win the silver medal. The other American in the event Roderick Townsend set a new world record by jumping 2.15m to win the gold medal.

Vinod, with a throw of 19.91m, set a new Asian record. Poland's Piotr Kosewicz bagged the top honours with a best attempt of 20.02m. Croatian athlete Velimir Šandor took home silver by registering the best effort of 19.98m.

India has now won three medal at the Tokyo Paralympics. On Saturday, star paddler Bhavinaben Patel won a silver in women's singles table tennis class 4.


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