Praveen wins high jump silver; shooter Avani, archer Harvinder win bronze
Praveen Kumar bagged a silver medal for India in the Men’s High Jump T64 with an Asian Record to boot at the Tokyo Paralympic Games here on Friday.
TOKYO: Praveen Kumar bagged a silver medal for India in the Men's High Jump T64 with an Asian Record to boot at the Tokyo Paralympic Games here on Friday.
Praveen finished second behind Jonathan Broom-Edwards of Great Britain with a best jump of 2.07 as he could not clear 2.10 metres in three attempts. Praveen's silver medal is India's 11th medal at Tokyo 2020, which includes two gold, six silver and three bronze medals.
Jonathan Broom-Edwards took gold with a final jump of 2.10 metres while Poland's Maciel Lepiato claimed bronze at 2.04 metres.
Harvinder Singh won a bronze medal in the Men's Individual Recurve Open, beating South Korea's Kin Min Su 6-5 in a shootout at the Yumenoshima Final Field.
Harvinder, who had finished 21st in the ranking round, won three elimination duels on Friday before his storming run was halted by Kevin Mather of the United State in the semi-finals.
This is India's first medal in the Paralympic Games archery competition and also India's third medal of the day and 13th of the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
Earlier, shooter Avani Lekhara clinched her second medal of the Tokyo Paralympics with a bronze in women's 50m rifle 3P SH1 event. The 19-year-old Avani had earlier won the gold medal in women's 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 with a world record equalling score of 249.6.
Avani finished with a total score of 445.9 to finish at third place and take the bronze medal. This is India's 12th medal at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics. She also became the first woman and second Indian after Joginder Singh Bedi to win more than one medal in the same edition of the Paralympics. Agencies