The 18 year old Praveen Kumar, competing in his debut Paralympics, set a new Asian document with a 2.07m leap to finish behind Great Britain’s Jonathan Broom-Edwards, who notched up his season’s high-quality of two.10m for the gold. The bronze went to Rio Games champion Maciej Lepiato of Poland who produced an attempt of two.04m. Praveen Kumar never imagined being a Paralympic silver-medallist at 18 but being a driven athlete, the high-jumper left no stone unturned to get to this second both although it supposed developing a makeshift practice region for himself when COVID-19 lockdown closure of stadiums.

Earlier this year, Praveen gained gold on the World Para Athletics GP with a bounce of 2.05m, a brand new Asian document. Praveen Kumar neglected bronze on the 2019 Junior World Para Athletics Championships. However, his fourth end was enough for him to qualify for the Tokyo Paralympics.India’s Praveen Kumar clinched the silver medal inside the men’s high bounce T64 event of the Paralympics, taking the united states’s haul to eleven inside the ongoing Games right here.

The teen had battled COVID-19 and also its effect on his education ultimate yr. Desperate to teach for the Games right here, Praveen had dug up a small pit close to his house and crammed it with gentle dust to ensure he may want to keep on practising in spite of not getting access to a touchdown mattress.

Before my 2d strive (2.10m), there was a chunk of strain but earlier than my 0.33 and very last strive, I didn’t take any pressure. I just told myself that I ought to clear this,” Praveen said.

In the continuing Paralympic Games are growing India’s first-class ever and the state has thus far claimed  gold, six silver and three bronze medals

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