Para Games: Sharad breaks Asian record to win high jump gold

JAKARTA: India took over the podium in men's top soar T42/63 category, claiming all of the medals up for grabs with protecting champion Sharad Kumar smashing two information to snare a 2nd successive gold in the Asian Para Games right here on Thursday.

The 26-year-old international championships silver-medallist bettered the Asian in addition to the Games report with a soar of one.90m to claim the top honours. The T42/63 covers lower limb deficiency, leg duration difference, impaired muscle energy and impaired range of motion.

The silver used to be claimed through Rio Paralympic bronze-medallist Varun Bhati (1.82m) and the bronze went to the Rio gold-medallist Thangavelu Mariyappan (1.67m). Bhati's soar used to be his season's absolute best effort.

Sharad, who hails from Bihar, suffered paralysis in his left leg at the age of 2 after being administered a spurious polio drugs at the local eradication force. He has been a former international primary.

Earlier, Indian javelin thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar won a silver medal in the men's F46 category the place two-time Paralympic gold-medallist Devendra Jhajharia finished fourth.

In the similar event, Rinku picked up a bronze medal to make it an India-dominated podium. The F46 category of disability covers upper limb deficiency, impaired muscle energy or impaired range of motion.

India additionally logged a bronze in the men's 400m T13 category with Avnil Kumar claiming the 3rd position. The T13 classification deals with visual impairment.

In javelin throw, Gurjar notched up his silver with an effort of 61.33m in his 5th try. Gurjar trained for 22 days in Finland sooner than the Games, an workout that used to be sponsored through the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

Rinku recorded a personal absolute best of 60.92m for the bronze, while the gold went to Sri Lanka's Dinesh Herath who smashed the Games in addition to the Asian report with a throw of 61.84m.

However, it used to be sadness for Jhajharia, a silver-winner in the in the final Asian Para Games in Incheon.

The veteran 37-year-old, a Khel Ratna awardee and the best Paralympian from India, produced his season's absolute best throw of 59.17m but finished smartly outside the medal bracket.

In the lads's 400m race, Avnil Kumar clocked 52sec to fetch a bronze. The gold in this event used to be won through Iran's Omid Zarifsanayei, who took 51.41sec to finish the race, while Thailand's Songwut Lamsan.

Kumar misplaced the silver to Lamsan through a fragment of a 2nd.

Medals tumbled in for India in other track-and-field occasions as smartly with Anandan Gunasekram claiming the lads's 400m silver in the T44, 62/64 classification, while Vinay Kumar settled for a bronze.

In the T45/46/47 classification for men's 400m, Sandeep Maan fetched a bronze medal.


Jayanti Behera clinched the ladies's 400m silver in the T45/46/47 classification.


Both the classifications care for the upper limb deficiencies and leg duration difference.


In the ladies's 400m classification that deals with visual impairment (T12), Radha Venkatesh took the bronze medal.


In swimming, India fetched a bronze with Swapnil Patil finishing 3rd in the men's 400m freestyle S10. The S10 category covers visual impairment.
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