Tokyo Paralympics: India’s Mariyappan Thangavelu wins silver, Sharad Kumar takes bronze in men’s high jump (Sport Class T42)

India’s Mariyappan Thangavelu, on Tuesday, won a silver medal while Sharad Kumar took Bronze in the men’s high jump (Sport Class T42) event. This has taken India’s medal tally in Tokyo to a double-digit mark.

Mariyappan, who had also secured a gold at Rio Paralympics in 2016, kicked off the event with a 1.77m jump in the first attempt. The 26-year-old then cleared the 1.80m mark also comfortably and in his third jump, the star Indian crossed the 1.83m mark. 

Sharad Kumar, who was also a part of the finals, kicked-off the show in a similar fashion and was ranked on the top alongside Mariyappan until the 1.83m mark. However, Sharad failed to breach the 1.86m mark and slipped to the third position.

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