Nishad Kumar won a silver medal in the men’s high jump category on Sunday at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. He made a jump at 2.06m making a record for Asia and becomes the second Indian to win a medal in the Paralympics.
Roderick Townsend from the USA recorded a jump of 2.15m winning gold and Dallas Wise from the USA finished at the third spot with a jump of 2.06m bagging a bronze.
Though Nishad and Wise finished at the same mark, Nishad had crossed 2.02m in his first attempt while Wise took two to cross the mark. India’s Rampal Chahar made a jump of 1.94m finishing at the fifth position.
The success of Nishad at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 was announced by the Sports Authority of India.
Tokyo2020 tweeted a video of Nishad Kumar’s High Jump which led India to win Silver
The tweet reads, “India wins its 2nd medal at #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics @nishad_hj takes home 🥈in High Jump T47 Final with a jump of 2.06m, which equals the Asian Record set by him in 2021. What a brilliant performance by Nishad! Many congratulations to our champ!!!”
PM Narendra Modi also expressed his joy in India winning a second medal in a tweet.
“More joyful news comes from 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. Congratulations to him,” tweeted PM Narendra Modi