Thursday, January 20, 2022

Himachal CM announces cash reward of Rs 1 crore for Nishad Kumar for winning Silver medal at Paralympic Games

Himachal Pradesh government has announced a reward of 1 crore rupees for high jumper Nishad Kumar who won a silver medal at Tokyo Paralympics. With a jump of 2.06 metre Nishad Kumar sealed the silver medal. With this he also went on to create an Asian Record and the event turned out to be a good affair for the Indian para-athlete.

USA’s Roderick Townsend won gold while Dallas Wise shared the second spot with Nishad. Townsend made the jump of 2.15 metre while Wise recorded a jump of 2.06 metre. Nishad and Wise both finished on the same mark, but Nishad had crossed the 2.02 mark in his first attempt while Wise took two.

India’s Rampal Chahar finished at the fifth spot with a jump of 1.94 metre. Earlier in the day, India’s para table tennis player Bhavina also won silver as she lost the gold medal match to China’s Zhou Ying 3-0 in the women’s singles – Class 4 in the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics.

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