Praveen Kumar wins silver at Men’s High Jump T64 at the Tokyo Paralympics
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(Athletics News) Tokyo Paralympics 2021 Live Update: Praveen Kumar increased India’s medal tally to 11 after winning silver at the Men’s High Jump. The 18 year old cleared 1.88m in his first jump and then cleared the 1.97m which was enough to ensure a medal win for Kumar. He competed alongside Great Britain's Jonathan Edwards Broom and Poland's Maciej Lepiato and cleared the 2.04m in his first attempt. However, Praveen Kumar struggled with the 2.07m but managed to accomplish it in his second attempt while both Broom and Lepiato failed initially.
Praveen was assured a silver when Maciej Lepiato failed to clear the 2.07m after the third attempt but Great Britain’s Jonathan Edwards cleared the 2.10m attempt which Kumar could not in three attempts. With this result, India has now won four medals in High Jump at the Tokyo Paralympics as Sharad Kumar, Nishad Kumar, Mariyappan Thangavelu and now Praveen Kumar have all brought glory to the country.