1 Sep 2021
It was a double delight for India in the High jump (T63) event as stars Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar won the silver and bronze medal, respectively, in the final of the event at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics.
Indian paralympic high jumpers Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar won a silver and bronze respectively in the men's high jump T63 event, taking India's medal tally at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 to an unprecedented 10 on Tuesday, August 31. Mariyappan, a Tamil Nadu native, won silver by clearing 1.86 metres, while Sharad Kumar, who hails from Patna, clinched the bronze with an effort of 1.83 metres. Both para-athletes recorded their season-best jumps. Sam Grewe, the gold winner from the United States of America, succeeded in soaring above 1.88m in his third attempt.