India’s para high jumper Sharad Kumar and Varun Bhati win silver and bronze respectively in the T42 event in World Para Athletics Championship. India have now extended their medal tally to 5 at the Championships.
Patna boy, Sharad Kumar recorded his career-best performance with a jump of 1.84m, just 0.02m short of USA’s Sam Gwewe who took gold with a championship record.On the other hand, Delhi boy Varun Bhati emerged a surprise winnerafter a fine showing of final jump of 1.77m.
Earlier, Sundar Singh Gurjar won gold in javelin throw at the World Para Athletics Championships. Two days later, Amit Saroha added to the tally when he clinched silver medal in the club throw event in the F-51 category. Discus thrower Karamjyoti Dalal claimed a bronze medal in the Women’s F55 category.