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‘Every jump was a war’: Tales of battles fought by podium finishers in high jump at Tokyo Paralympics 2020
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‘Every jump was a war’: Tales of battles fought by podium finishers in high jump at Tokyo Paralympics 2020

Cancer. A horrific childhood accident. Polio. Crippling poverty. Loneliness. Anxiety attacks. A last-minute meniscus injury. A COVID scare and training disruption. These are just some battles fought by the medal-winning trio in the high jump event at Tokyo 2020.

Tokyo Paralympics: Mariyappan Thangavelu, Sharad Kumar's high jump medals propel India to double digits
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Tokyo Paralympics: Mariyappan Thangavelu, Sharad Kumar's high jump medals propel India to double digits

India have so far won two gold, five silver and three bronze medals in the ongoing Paralympics. Athletics has once again been the country's happy hunting ground with one gold, four silver and two bronze so far.

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

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.