Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Nishad Kumar bagged silver

  • India’s Nishad Kumar made history as he clinched the silver in the men’s high jump to add the second medal to the country’s tally in Tokyo Paralympics.
  •  Nishad Kumar finished behind USA’s Townsend Roderick in second place to become the second athlete after Bhavina Patel to bag a medal for India. Nishad’s compatriot, Ram Pal finished fifth in the event to narrowly miss out on a podium finish.
  •  Nishad Kumar managed to clear the 2.06m mark in his first attempt to clinch the Asian record and matched his personal best. Townsend Roderick grabbed the gold medal with a world record jump of 2.15m while fellow countryman Wise Dallas grabbed the bronze with a best jump of 2.06m.