Tokyo Paralympics: Nishad Kumar bags silver in High Jump

Tokyo Paralympics: Nishad Kumar wins a silver medal in the T47 high jump event. He made a jump of 2.06m which is the new Asian Record.

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Tokyo Paralympics: Nishad Kumar bags silver in High Jump

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Tokyo Paralympics: Nishad Kumar wins a silver medal in the T47 high jump event. He made a jump of 2.06m which is the new Asian Record.

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Para-athlete Nishad Kumar held the Indian flag high at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. Nishad made a jump of 2.06m which helped him bag the silver medal on Sunday. Meanwhile, he also went on to create a new Asian record. Altogether the event turned out to be a good affair for the Indian para-athlete.

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USA’s Roderick Townsend won the ever precious Gold medal. Meanwhile, Dallas Wise who is also from the USA bagged the bronze. Townsend made the jump of 2.15m while Wise recorded a jump of 2.06 m. Nishad and Wise both finished on the same mark, but Nishad had crossed the 2.02 mark in his first attempt while Wise took two. As a result, it helped Nishad Kumar to win the silver over Dallas Wise. India’s Rampal Chahar finished at the fifth spot with a jump of 1.94m.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Nishad Kumar for his achievements in 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,” he tweeted.

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