Tokyo Paralympics: Nishad Kumar wins silver in high jump, breaks Asian record

Tokyo Paralympics: Nishad Kumar wins silver in high jump, breaks Asian record

Kumar also broke the Asian record after making a jump of 2.06m.

Para-athlete Nishad Kumar has clinched another medal for India in the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics. He won a silver medal for India in the high jump event.

Kumar also broke the Asian record after making a jump of 2.06m. American jumpers Roderick Townsend and Dallas Wise went on to win gold medal and bronze medal respectively.

Townsend made a jump of 2.15m, whereas, Wise recorded a jump of 2.06m.

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USA's Roderick Townsend won gold while Dallas Wise shared the second spot with Nishad. 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.

India's Rampal Chahar finished at the fifth spot with a jump of 1.94m.

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