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'Unthinkable' - Praveen Kumar On His Tokyo Paralympics High Jump Silver

Praveen Kumar clinched the silver medal in the men's high jump T64 event of the Tokyo Paralympics taking India's haul to 11 in the ongoing Summer Games on Friday. The 18-year-old Praveen Kumar, competing in his debut Paralympics, set a new Asian record with a 2.07m jump to finish behind Great Britain's Jonathan Broom-Edwards, who notched up his season's best effort of 2.10m for the gold. This was Praveen Kumar's personal best performance and his first major medal since taking up the sport in 2019. The teenager is a Noida resident and is now the youngest medal winner in the Indian contingent in Tokyo. Kumar has a leg length difference. His impairment, which is congenital, affects the bones that connect his hip to the left leg. (Video courtesy: PCI; Images: Twitter)

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