first_img First Published: 14th November, 2019 10:36 IST Nishad led the pack from the start clearing the bar first at 1.75 to 1.97 men’s high jump before China’s Hongjie Chen pushed him with a 2 metres jump. But the USA’s Rio Paralympic champion and world record holder Roderick Townsend-Roberts cleared the bar just once at 2.03 metres to take the gold. Chen settled for silver. “I am super happy. It’s my first World Championships, never expected that I will get a medal competing against such top players. My next target is Tokyo 2020 Paralympics,” Nishad told Paralympic Committee of India. “I had nothing to lose so gave my best today. I believe in hard work. I will go back home and work hard for Tokyo 2020,” said Nishad, who is 6 feet 4 inches tall and is competing in Para Athletics for the last 10 years. Press Trust Of India 10 months ago Bihar bypolls: Setback for Nitish Kumar as JDU loses 2 seats to RJD 1 year ago 2019 Lok Sabha Election Results for Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh: BJP’s Ravi Kishan wins inaugural battle against SP’s Rambhual Nishad READ | Alberto Salazar Denies Abuse, Admits ‘callous’ LanguageIndia coach Satyanarayana, who trained Mariyappan Thangavelu to Rio 2016 gold, said Nishad has a lot of potentials and will be one of the strong prospects for India at Tokyo 2020. “The best thing about Nishad is that he is young and flexible. His capacity is 2.30 metres. I am sure if he works hard on his technique, he will get a medal at the Paralympics.” On Thursday, six of Indian athletes including Mariyappan and Sharad Kumar will be in action in Men’s high jump T63 and men’s 400m eventsREAD | Seth Rollins Issues Open Challenge To Returning CM Punk, ‘Fight Me’READ | IOA To Meet CGF Delegation, Shooting’s Exclusion From 2022 CWG Tops Agenda 1 year ago Akhilesh working under Mayawati’s pressure, claims Nishad Party chief revealing courtship with BJP Indian para-athlete Nishad Kumar recorded a personal best of 2 metres to claim the bronze medal in men’s high jump T47 final at the Dubai World Para Athletics Championships and also secure his place in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. Nishad’s medal booked India’s ninth slot for the Tokyo Games. This was India’s third bronze and six medals overall, one better than 2017 London Worlds. India had won five medals in the 2017 edition.READ | UFC: Dustin Poirier To Team Up With Jorge Masvidal To Fight Diaz Brothers In 2020Nishad wins bronze SUBSCRIBE TO US 1 year ago Former Union Minister Jai Narain Prasad Nishad passes awaycenter_img Last Updated: 14th November, 2019 10:36 IST Nishad Wins Bronze; Secures Quota For Tokyo Paralympic Games Indian para-athlete Nishad Kumar recorded a personal best of 2m to claim the bronze medal in men’s high jump T47 final at the Dubai World Para Athletics C’ship FOLLOW US Written By WATCH US LIVE WE RECOMMEND 1 year ago ‘How did the tea taste?’, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav takes a dig at PM Modi at an election rally in Gorakhpur COMMENT LIVE TVlast_img