Youngest Indian to win a Paralympics, 18-year-old Praveen Kumar breaks Asian record, won silver medal in the men’s high jump T64 event and took the country’s carried 11th medal in the Paralympics Games. He sets a new Asian record with a 2.07m jump.
Great Britain’s Jonathan Broom Edwards, who notched up his season’s best of 2.10m won gold medal in the event.
The Bronze medal went to Rio Games Champion Maciej Lepiato of Poland, who jump 2.04m in the event.
Men’s high jump T64 classification is for athletes with a leg amputation, who compete with prosthetics in a standing position.
In the ongoing Paralympic Games, turning out to be India’s best performance ever and the nation has so far claimed two gold, six silver and three bronze medals.
Prime Minister Narender Modi congratulated for winning silver medal in the ongoing Paralympics events. The PM Modi 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.”