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Tokyo Paralympic News : Praveen Kumar bags a silver in high jump

Praveen Kumar clinches a silver medal in the men's high jump T64 category at the Tokyo Paralympics. Competing in his first Paralympics the 18-year-old Kumar set a new Asian record with a 2.07m jump. Praveen first cleared the 1.83m mark and then opted for 1.88m, which he also cleared in his very first attempt. He then cleared the 1.93m and 1.97m marks. Praveen failed to clear 2.01m in his first attempt but made it on the second try. He then went on to pass 2.04m in his first leap. The next clearance came at 2.07m off his first jump. The bar was then raised to 2.10m, which Praveen failed to clear in all 3 attempts. However, Broom-Edwards cleared the mark in his third try to seal the top honour.

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  • Released : 03-Sep-2021

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  • Olympics 2021