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Tokyo Paralympics: Vinod Kumar’s discus throw bronze on maintain | Tokyo Paralympics Information


TOKYO: Discus thrower Vinod Kumar fetched a bronze on the Tokyo Paralympics, however the outcome was placed on maintain after a protest over his incapacity classification on Sunday.
Vinod’s classification in F52, which is for athletes with impaired muscle energy, restricted vary of motion, limb deficiency or leg size distinction, was accomplished on August 22 by the organisers.

It was not clear on what grounds the classification has been challenged.
“Outcomes of this occasion are at present below evaluate as a result of classification remark in competitors. The Victory Ceremony has been postponed to the night session of thirtieth August,” learn a press release from the Video games organisers.

India’s Chef de Mission Gursharan Singh instructed PTI that Vinod’s medal stands for now.
“There was a protest from one nation or could also be a couple of, we do not know as it could’t be revealed, that there could possibly be points on the classification accomplished on Vinod earlier than the beginning of Paralympics,” he mentioned.
“Vinod’s outcome, that’s his bronze, nonetheless stands and a choice is unlikely to return as we speak as it is extremely late now. It is anticipated tomorrow,” he added.
The 41-year-old BSF man Vinod, whose father fought within the 1971 Indo-Pakistan struggle, produced a finest throw of 19.91m to clinch a bronze.
Vinod additionally set an Asian file whereas profitable the bronze medal. Piotr Kosewicz (20.02m) of Poland and Velimir Sandor (19.98m) of Croatia gained the gold and silver respectively.
He injured his legs whereas coaching after becoming a member of the BSF, falling off a cliff in Leh that left him bed-ridden for near a decade throughout which he misplaced each his dad and mom.





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