Para Athletics Championship 2017: India's Sharad Kumar wins silver in high jump, Varun Bhati clinches bronze

London: India's Sharad Kumar and Varun Bhati won silver and bronze respectively in the High Jump event at the World Para Athletics Championship.

 Para Athletics Championship 2017: Indias Sharad Kumar wins silver in high jump, Varun Bhati clinches bronze

Image of Sharad Kumar and Varun Bhati. Twitter/@apn_10

Sharad and Bhati participated in the T-42 category of men's high jump event.

Sharad cleared a personal best height of 1.84m to win the silver while Bhati — a Rio Paralympics medallist, leaped 1.77m to earn a podium finish.

The gold medal was won by United States' Sam Grewe, who leaped a height 1.86m.

India now have five medals with a gold, two silver and two bronze medals. India are currently 29th in the medal standings.

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Updated Date: Jul 23, 2017 15:23:09 IST