New Delhi: India’s Nishad Kumar won a silver medal in men's high jump-T47 category, while Vinod Kumar bagged bronze in the men's discus throw-F52 category at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 on Sunday.
More joyful news comes from Tokyo! Absolutely delighted that Nishad Kumar wins the Silver medal in Men’s High Jump T47. He is a remarkable athlete with outstanding skills and tenacity. Congratulations to him. #Paralympics— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 29, 2021
India is rejoicing thanks to Vinod Kumar’s stupendous performance! Congratulations to him for the Bronze Medal. His hard work and determination is yielding outstanding results. #Paralympics— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 29, 2021
Nishad came up with the best attempt of 2.06m to win the medal and also created the Asian record with his best jump in the final. Roderick Townsend-Roberts of the USA, who was the gold medallist at Rio Paralympics, bagged the gold in Tokyo as well. Roderick Townsend-Roberts set a new world record en route to retaining his Paralympic crown with a 2.15-metre jump.
#NishadKumar jumps 2.06m in Men's High Jump T47 Final bagging Silver🥈 medal; Wins India’s 🇮🇳 second medal of the day; Brings home First Athletics medal in #ParalympicsTokyo2020— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 29, 2021
Meanwhile, Vinod Kumar, with a throw of 19.91, won the bronze medal behind Poland’s Piotr Kosewicz, who won the gold medal with a throw of 20.02 metres and Velimir Sandor of Croatia, who took the silver medal with an effort of 19.98 metres.
Vinod Kumar - Remember the name 🤩— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) August 29, 2021
It's a #Bronze for #IND as his best throw of 19.91m in the Men's Discus Throw F52 final earns the nation their THIRD medal of the day.
P.S - He also set a new Asian record! 🔥#Tokyo2020 #Paralympics #ParaAthletics pic.twitter.com/jv92vZgBDQ