Meet Sharad Kumar, The Para-Athlete Who Was Injured Last Night But Still Won Bronze In Men’s High Jump

And.. Another two for India, its DOUBLE Medal.. Kudos to our para-athletes Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar for winning silver and bronze medals respectively, taking India’s medal tally into double figures..

Veetitho ippati varaku India ki 2 Gold Medals, 5 Silver Medals and 3 Bronze Medals tho total 10 Medals vachinattu, ninna Javelin throw laga ivala kuda double dhamaka tho Men’s high jump F63 event lo Silver and Bronze win ayamu, podium lo idhari winners mana flag tho nilchunte ah kich eh verappaaa…

Sharad Kumar:

Mana former World no 1 High Jumper Sharad Kumar Paralympics lo 1.83m distance lo jump chesi Bronze medal win ayaru, last time Rio 2016 lo Gold Medalist ayina mana defending champion Mariyappan Thangavelu eesari 1.86m jump tho Silver win ayaru, last time Rio 2016 lo silver win ayina USA Sam Grewe eesari 1.88m distance lo jump chesi ekanga Gold medal kottesadu..

At the age of 2 with Spurious Polio Medicine

Sharad Kumar Bihar lo March 1st 1992 na puttadu, thanaki 2 years unnapudu local eradication drive lo spurious polio medicine thiskovadam tho left leg paralysis ayindi, ika akkada nunchi schooling antha Darjeeling St. Paul’s School lo jarigindi, sports paina thanaki unna interest tho 7th class lo ne high jump cheyadam start chesaru, ah time lo akkada school and district records anni break chesi thana strength ento theluskunnadu..

Tharvatha Delhi ki shift ayi oka pakka chadhuvuthune inko pakka high jump ni professional ga thiskunnadu, he made his international debut in 2010 at the Asian Para Games.

Became World no. 1 at the age of 19.

2012 January lo 1.64m distance jump chesi 2012 Paralympics ki qualify ayaru, adhe year lo Malaysian Open Para athletics championship lo 1.75m distance lo jump chesi 19 years lone World no 1 high jumper ayaru..

Missed the London Paralympics

19 years ke 2012 Paralympics ki qualify ayina kuda Sharad kumar participate cheyaleka poyadu, he tested positive for a banned drug and disqualified to participate in 2012 London Paralympics.

Other Achievements

He made his comeback in the 2014 Para Asian Games, where he won gold by clearing 1.80m, breaking a 12 year Asian Games record and also regaining the world no. 1 spot. He participated in the Rio Paralympics 2016, finishing at sixth position with a best of 1.77m.

He started training under Mr. Satyanarayana garu, National Para Athletics Coach since March 2015. He won Silver in 2017 World Para Athletics Championships with a jump of 1.84m. He won Gold Medal in 2018 Para Asían Games Jakarta setting a new Game Record and Continental Record by jumping 1.90m.

Battling through an Injury

Sharad Kumar revealed an incident after winning the bronze medal in Paralympics, he said to a report that… ” It was very bad for me, I was crying the whole night. The fact that I landed on my meniscus, and that was dislocated. I did not even think that I will be able to participate..”

Read Bhagavad Gita last night.

He also said that.. ” Night antha edusthune unnanu, injuriy tho prathi jump maako pedha war laga untundi, ika nenu participate cheyalenemo anukoni maa parents tho matladanu, vallu nannu Bhagavad Gita chaduvu mannaru, maa brother and friends andharu kuda dhairyam chepi participate cheyamannaru.. 5 years nunchi Ukraine lone untu Govt support tho training thiskuntunnanu, maa coach kuda nenu ivala participate cheyalenemo anuknnaru, after all the struggles finally I have participated and won the Bronze medal.. “

Congratulations Champ. Thanks for inspiring the whole nation with your stellar performance and incredible life story. We are proud of you..

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