India had another great day at World Para Athletics Championships as high jumpers Sharad Kumar and Varun Singh Bhati clinched silver and bronze medal respectively.
In the men’s high jump T42 event, Sharad recorded a personal best of 1.84 m next only to USA’s Sam Grewe, who struck a championship record, winning the category with a mark of 1.86m. Also Read: India vs England Women’s World Cup 2017 Final Preview: IND a Step Away From Maiden World Cup Title
Meanwhile, Bhati managed a jump of 1.77m. Both Sharad and Bhati are acknowledged as the top high jumpers, and last year, in the Paralympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Bhati had finished third, while the gold medal was clinched by Bhati’s compatriot Mariyappan Thangavelu.
Now, India have increased their medal tally to five at World Para Athletics Championships. Also Check: Indian Super League Draft 2017: All You Need to Know
Earlier, Sundar Singh Gurjar opened India’s account in the competition by winning gold in the men’s javelin throw event. Two days later, Amit Saroha added to the tally by clinching the silver medal in the club throw event in the F-51 category. While, discus thrower Karamjyoti Dalal secured a bronze medal in the Women’s F55 category, on Saturday.