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.