Tokyo Paralympics: Praveen Won Silver in Men’s T-64 High Jump

India has had a good start in the Tokyo Paralympics. Praveen Kumar won silver medals in men's T-64 high jump with a new Asian record.
Tokyo Paralympics: Praveen Won Silver in Men’s T-64 High Jump
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India has had a good start in the Tokyo Paralympics. Praveen Kumar won silver medals in men's T-64 high jump with a new Asian record. This is India's 11th medal. Whereas Prachi Yadav in Canoe Sprint and Avni Lekhra in 50m Air Rifle have reached the finals. Palak Kohli and Pramod Bhagat have reached the semi-finals in mixed doubles of badminton. Indian archer Harvinder Singh has advanced to the next round in the men's recurve open elimination in archery. At the same time, in the SL-4 match of men's singles in badminton, Suhas L. Yathiraj has also reached the next round.

One leg is short of Praveen since childhood

Praveen has One leg shorter than normal, but he made this weakness his strength and reached the stage of Paralympics by participating in different competitions. Praveen has told in an interview that he used to play volleyball in school and his jump was good. Once he participated in the high jump and after that athletics coach, Satyapal suggested going to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to practice. After that, he started practising at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

The President of the Paralympic Committee congratulated

Paralympic Committee President Deepa Malik has also congratulated Praveen on winning.

Praveen has won a medal at the 2019 Junior World Championships

Praveen won the silver medal at the Junior World Championships in July 2019. In November this year, he finished fourth in the Senior World Championships. He won gold at the World Grand Prix and set an Asia record of 2.05m in the high jump.

Prachi made it to the final

Prachi made it to the final by finishing third in the women's singles 200m VL-2 event of canoe sprint. She covered the distance with 1:07.397. Prachi Yadav is a resident of Anand Nagar of the Bahodapur area in Gwalior. She is the first female player to reach the final of canoeing.

Paralyzed by birth, mother passed away at the age of 7

Prachi Yadav's legs are not in a working state by birth. At the age of 7, the mother also died. At the age of 9, Prachi joined swimming as an exercise in 2007. In the same year, she also got a chance to play in the championship. Prachi won gold in the junior category. This win boosted her confidence in the game. After hard work day and night, she continued to win medals for 3 consecutive years.

Coach gave advice for canoeing, created history

Seeing Prachi's brilliant performance in swimming, her coach asked her to try her luck in canoeing and kayaking. Prachi also started practising in the small pond of Bhopal in 2018 under the guidance of coach Mayank Singh Thakur. Being associated with swimming, Prachi also enjoyed canoeing.

The result was already seen in the form of gold and silver in the national in 2019. After this, in August 2019, she ranked 8th in the Paralympics qualifying tournament canoeing event played in Hungary.

Archer Harvinder reached the last eight

In the men's individual recurve open elimination 1/16 in archery, Indian archer Harvinder Singh has advanced to the next round with his bout victory. In this match, he defeated Italy's S Travisani 6-5.

Semifinals in Badminton Mixed Doubles

In mixed doubles of badminton, the pair of Palak Kohli and Pramod Bhagat have reached the semi-finals. In the pre-quarterfinals, they defeated the world No. 3 Thailand pair of Siripong and Nipada 21-15, 21-19.

India has got 11 medals including 2 gold

Indian para players have so far won 11 medals including 2 gold in Tokyo. Avani Lakhera won Gold Medal in Women's SH1-10m Rifle. Apart from these, Sumit Antil won the gold medal in the high jump. On the other hand, Devendra Jhajharia in F46 in Javilan, Yogesh Kathunia in F56 of Discus, Bhavinaben Patel in Class-4 of Table Tennis, Nishad in Highjump of T47, Mariyappan Thangavelu in Highjump of T-42 have won silver medals. While Sharadkumar in the high jump of T42 and Sundar Gurjar and Singhraj Adhana in the javelin of F46 has won bronze medals in sh1 10m air rifle.

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