Tokyo Paralympics: Praveen Kumar clinches silver medal in high jump

Tokyo : India’s Praveen Kumar clinched the silver medal in the men’s high jump T64 event of the Tokyo Paralympics, here on Friday.

Praveen’s silver took the country’s medal haul to 11 in the ongoing Paralympics Games. India has now won two golds, six silvers and three bronzes.

Competing in his debut Paralympics, the 18-year-old Kumar made a 2.07m jump to set a new Asian record and win sliver.

Britain’s Jonathan Broom-Edwards won gold with his season’s best of 2.10m while Poland’s Maciej Lepiato won bronze with 2.04m.

Earlier this year, Praveen won gold at the World Para Athletics GP with a leap of 2.05m, a new Asian record at that time.

He missed bronze at the 2019 Junior World Para Athletics Championships. However, his fourth-place finish was enough for him to qualify for the Tokyo Paralympics.