New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind lauded Indian athlete Praveen Kumar for winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympics
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. #Praise4Para
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 3, 2021
Impressive performance by Praveen Kumar at #Paralympics. Your silver medal in men’s high jump with a new Asian record has brought joy to every sport loving Indian. Your success will inspire all budding athletes. Heartiest congratulations. May you keep on achieving new milestones!
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 3, 2021
Congratulations to Praveen Kumar on winning the silver medal in the Men's High Jump T64 final with a jump of 2.07 m, creating a new Asian Record.
This is India's 11th medal at the #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics#Praise4Para #Cheer4India #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/f6IzoWAgOR
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) September 3, 2021
Para high jumper Praveen Kumar won silver on Friday to claim India’s 11th medal at the Tokyo Paralympics. Praveen cleared the Asian record with a 2.07m jump, finishing behind Great Britain’s Jonathan Broom-Edwards, who managed a best jump of 2.10m on a rain-soaked track at the Olympic Stadium.
Praveen is India’s fourth medallist in men’s high jump at Tokyo Games after Nishad Kumar, Mariyappan Thangavelu, and Sharad Kumar.
Praveen, 18, passed on his first attempt of 1.83m and directly cleared 1.88m in his first jump. He sat through the 1.93m mark before clearing 1.97m on his first attempt. The jump ensured him of a medal.