.Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Silver medallist Praveen Kumar participates in Men’s High Jump T64 event at the Tokyo Paralympics in Tokyo. (PTI Photo)

  • Praveen is a son of a poor farmer at a village near Jewar in Gautam Buddha Nagar district
  • He clinched silver medal in the men's high jump T64/T44 event of the Paralympics 
  • His passion about sports made him a para athlete

New Delhi, Sep 3 (PTI) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday congratulated Praveen Kumar for winning the silver medal in high jump at the Tokyo Paralympics, and said his impressive performance ...

.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
High jumper Praveen Kumar of India competed at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. (Photo credit: Twitter/@ipspankajnain)

  • India's Praveen Kumar was competing in the men's men's high jump T64 event
  • He extended India's medal tally to 11
  • Great Britain's Jonathan Broom-Edwards won the gold medal