Nishad Kumar

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Village Badaun, Amb, Himachal Pradesh

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Nishad Kumar is an Indian high jumper who won a silver medal in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. With this win, he also made a new Asian record of 2.06m in the mens high jump in the T47 category. On winning the silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, Nishad Kumar expressed his feelings in an interview with New9 Live. [2]News9 Live He exclaimed, It feels great. It feels wonderful. I feel very happy and proud to give my country a gift on National Sports Day. The feeling is unbelievable..At the age of eight, he lost his right hand in a fodder cutting machine while helping his mother in cutting dry grass. [3]India Today In an interview with the Indian Express, his parents narrated his childhood story when he lost his right hand. They said, As parents, whenever we remember the day when Nishads hand got into the fodder-cutting machine at our home, we cry. Todays medal is the reward for his hard work. To see him hold the Indian flag and the silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympics has made us forget all the hardships..After two years, Nishad Kumar opted for athletics and started training under coach Ramesh at the Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Katohar Khurd, Himachal Pradesh. Initially, he competed in 200m and 400m races apart from the high jump.

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Nishad Kumar is an Indian high jumper who won a silver medal in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. With this win, he also made a new Asian record of 2.06m in the mens high jump in the T47 category. On winning the silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, Nishad Kumar expressed his feelings in an interview with New9 Live. [2]News9 Live He exclaimed, It feels great. It feels wonderful. I feel very happy and proud to give my country a gift on National Sports Day. The feeling is unbelievable..At the age of eight, he lost his right hand in a fodder cutting machine while helping his mother in cutting dry grass. [3]India Today In an interview with the Indian Express, his parents narrated his childhood story when he lost his right hand. They said, As parents, whenever we remember the day when Nishads hand got into the fodder-cutting machine at our home, we cry. Todays medal is the reward for his hard work. To see him hold the Indian flag and the silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympics has made us forget all the hardships..After two years, Nishad Kumar opted for athletics and started training under coach Ramesh at the Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Katohar Khurd, Himachal Pradesh. Initially, he competed in 200m and 400m races apart from the high jump.In 2013, at National School Games in Patiala, he won a silver medal in the sub-junior category.In 2017, Nishad Kumar clinched a silver medal in the 1.83m high jump at the National Para Athletics Championship held in Panchkula.In 2019, Nishad Kumar was honoured by the Nalanda College of Himachal Pradesh for his extraordinary performance in the High Jump. Nishad Kumar being honoured by the Nalanda college Himachal Pradesh.At the 2021 World Para Athletics Grand Prix, he won a gold medal in the T46 category organised in Dubai.Nishad Kumar became the second Indian to win a medal after Bhavina Patel at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics in the T47 category high jump event in 2021.Nishad Kumar believes in improving concentration through meditation. In one of his social media account, he shared his picture while meditating. Nishad Kumar while meditating.Satyanarayana was the trainer and coach of Nishad Kumar for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Nishad Kumar with his coach.

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