Tokyo Paralympics: Vinod Kumar won bronze in the men's F52 category


Posted on 29 August 2021


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Vinod Kumar, a discus thrower, won bronze in the men's F52 category with an Asian record on Sunday, giving India its third medal at the Tokyo Paralympics. The 41-year-old BSF soldier, whose father served in the Indo-Pak war of 1971, finished third after Poland's Piotr Kosewicz (20.02m) and Croatia's Velimir Sandor (19.98m). After joining the BSF, he hurt his legs while training and fell down a cliff in Leh, leaving him bedridden for nearly a decade, during which he lost both of his parents. Athletes competing in a seated position with decreased muscle power, restricted range of motion, limb deficiency, or leg length discrepancy are classified as F52.


Key Points


  • Vinod Kumar, a discus thrower, won bronze in the men's F52 category with an Asian record on Sunday, giving India its third medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.

  • Athletes competing in a seated position with decreased muscle power, restricted range of motion, limb deficiency, or leg length discrepancy are classified as F52.


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