With a jump of 2.06m, Kumar sealed the silver medal and also set an Asia record.
“, È he is doing better than his best and this is a testament to the quality of the preparation of the athletes,” said Deepa in a video shared by PCI.
Superb performance from #Nishad, once again silver for India Today high jump F47. Created a new Asian record, recov… https://t.co/pkuYKqvziH
– Deepa Malik (@DeepaAthlete) 1630239262000
“Recovering from COVID and yet competing with world record holders, setting a new Asian record, breaking legends and winning money, congratulates Nishad,” she added.
American Roderick Townsend won gold while Dallas Wise shared second place with Nishad. Townsend jumped 2.15m while Wise recorded a jump of 2.06m. Nishad and Wise both finished on the same mark, but Nishad crossed the 2.02 mark on his first attempt while Wise took two.
Indian Rampal Chahar finished in fifth place with a jump of 1.94m.
Earlier today, Indian table tennis player Bhavina won silver by losing the gold medal match to China’s Zhou Ying 3-0 in the women’s singles – Class 4 at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Sunday. .
With the silver medal, Bhavina is the first table tennis player to win a Paralympic Games medal for India and the second female athlete after PCI leader Deepa Malik to achieve this feat. Deepa won silver at Rio 2016 in the women’s shot put.