.New Delhi, Delhi, India
High-jumper Praveen Kumar won a silver medal at Tokyo paralympics on Friday. (Photo credit: Twitter/@Tokyo2020hi)

  • Para athlete Praveen Kumar is from a farmer famliy of Uttar Pradesh's Jewar
  • He used to play volleyball in school and realised he could jump well
  • He went into Olympics with his personal best of 2.05 metres and was a strong contender for a medal   

.Tokyo, Japan
Nishad Kumar is India's para-athlete participating in the Tokyo Paralympics. (Photo credit: Twitter/RahulGandhi)

.Tokyo, Japan
Nishad Kumar comes from Una in Himachal Pradesh. (Photo credit:Twitter/https://www.paralympic.org)

  • Nishad Kumar won silver in the high jump T47 event at the Tokyo Paralympics
  • "Absolutely delighted," Pm Narendra Modi tweeted
  • Earlier, Indian paddler Bhavina Patel had also won a silver medal

.Tokyo, Japan
(Photo Credit: Twitter/@Italyinqatar)

  • Mutaz Essa Barshim and Gianmarco Tamberi both ended with jumps of 2.37 metres
  • They had to try to clear 2.39m for glory
  • After three failures, the official asked them to take part in jump off