Tokyo Paralympics: Praveen Kumar wins silver in men's high jump
India's para high jumper Praveen Kumar won silver medal in the finals of Men's High Jump - T64 at Tokyo Paralympics on Friday.
India's para high jumper Praveen Kumar won silver medal in the finals of Men's High Jump - T64 at Tokyo Paralympics on Friday. This is India's 11th medal at the ongoing Paralympics.
PM Narendra Modi said the medal is the result of the 18-year-old's 'unparalleled dedication'. He tweeted: "Proud of Praveen Kumar for winning the Silver medal at the #Paralympics. This medal is the result of his hard work and unparalleled dedication. Congratulations to him. Best wishes for his future endeavours."
Gold went to Great Britain's Jonathan Broom-Edwards who cleared 2.10m, while bronze was taken by world record holder Poland's Maciej Lepiato.
T64 classification is for athletes with a leg amputation, who compete with prosthetics in a standing position. T44, the disability classification that Kumar has but is eligible to compete in T64, is for athletes with a leg deficiency, leg length difference, impaired muscle power or impaired passive range of movement in the legs.
His impairment, which is congenital, affects the bones that connect his hip to his left leg.