Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha congratulated Para high jumper Praveen Kumar who won silver medal to claim India’s 11th medal at the Tokyo Paralympics on Friday.
Taking to Twitter, Sinha said, “Many congratulations to Praveen Kumar for winning the Silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympics. The entire nation is proud of your glorious accomplishment. You’re full of grit and determination. Best wishes for future endeavours”.
Praveen cleared the Asian record with a 2.07m jump, finishing behind Great Britain’s Jonathan Broom-Edwards, who managed a best jump of 2.10m on a rain-soaked track at the Olympic Stadium.
Praveen is India’s fourth medallist in men’s high jump at Tokyo Games after Nishad Kumar, Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar.