Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Day 5: Nishad Kumar wins silver in high jump; Bhavinaben Patel wins silver in table tennis, Vinod Kumar takes bronze in discus throw

welcome to Sports starLIVE coverage of Indian athletes in action and all major events on Day 5 of the Tokyo Paralympic Games.


Table tennis: Bhavinaben Patel won silver after losing in the final to China’s Zhou Ying in category 4 in women’s singles. She is the first Indian table tennis player to win a medal at the Paralympic Games.

Athletics: Nishad Kumar won silver in the men’s T46 / 47 high jump with a time of 2.06m in his second attempt to equal his own Asian record.

Athletics: Vinod Kumar won bronze in the men’s F52 discus throw with 19.91m in his fifth attempt.

Archery : Jyoti Baliyan and Rakesh Kumar lost 151-153 to Turkey in the quarter-finals of the mixed compound open event.


3:54 p.m. Men’s Discus Throw F52 Final – Vinod Kumar – Vinod Kumar will throw fifth in a field of eight. Vinod Kumar’s first five attempts read – 17.46, 18.32, 17.80, 19.12, 19.91 (zone record). His sixth attempt is at 19.81. He is currently # 2. There are two more athletes to throw. Vinod Kumar still n ° 2. Vinod Kumar slipped to third position. He has a best throw of 19.91m. There is still one athlete to throw. Vinod Kumar wins bronze with a best throw of 19.91. This is India’s third medal of the day.

3:58 p.m. Men’s High Jump Final T47 – Ram Pal climbs 1.84 m on his first attempt. Nishad Kumar crosses 1.89m on his first jump. He also made a clearance for the first time for 1.94m. Meanwhile, Ram Pal sets a new personal best, breaking 1.94 on his second attempt. Nishad Kumar clears 1.98 with his second attempt. Ram Pal missed his first attempt at 1.98. Ram Pal failed to clear 1.98m over the 3 attempts and finished with a PB of 1.94m. Nishad Kumar cleared 2.02m on his first attempt. MEDAL CONFIRMED FOR NISHAD KUMAR! The Chinese Chen does not cross 2.02 m on the 3 attempts. Nishad Kumar does not erase 2.06 on his first attempt. He erases it with his second attempt to equal his personal best. Nishad Kumar wins silver, India’s second medal at the Paralympic Games!


RESULT: Jyoti Balyan and Rakesh Kumar lose to Turks Oznur Cure and Bulent Korkmaz 151-153 in ParaArchery Mixed Team Quarter-Finals!

END 1: Turkey wins the first end 37-34.

END 2: The Indian pair take the second end 39-38. But Turkey still has a slim lead overall of 2 points (75-73).

END 3: India got off to a good start in the third end – 3 10 on the trot, followed by a 9. They had 39 on their four shots. The Turkish duo also have 39. India is still lagging behind (112-114).

END 4: India – 9, 10, 10, X = 39 points. Turkey – 10, 9, 10, X = 39 points.

After losing in the Compound individual event (1/16 Elimination Event), Jyoti will participate in the Mixed Team Compound (1/8 Elimination), along with Rakesh Kumar, who will face the Thai duo composed of A. Aungaphinan and P. Homjanthuek.

We are in progress

  • End 1 ends with both pairs tied 35-35
  • The Thai pair take the End 2 37-36, lead 72-71 overall.
  • Return: The Indian duo win End 3 38-36 and lead 109-108.
  • Back to back: Jyoti and Rakesh win End 4 37-33, beat Thai duo 147-141


Here we are: We are almost ready for the gold medal match between India’s Bhavina Patel and China’s Zhou Ying.

  • Bhavina Patel trails 5-8 in the opener.
  • Zhou Ying wins opening match 11-7.
  • Bad start for Patel in Game 2, as she lags 1-4
  • Zhou ramps up pressure on Indian, takes 7-1 lead in Game 2
  • Patel takes 3 points in a row, but Zhou leads 8-4.
  • Patel loses his second game 11-5.
  • Zhou quickly puts pressure on Patel and takes 3-1 lead in Game 3
  • His 4-4 in Game 3 as Patel begins to recover
  • Patel still hasn’t come out, but trails 5-6 in Game 3
  • Patel under pressure as Zhou climbs 8-6
  • Zhou wins match 3 11-6, beats Patel 3-0 to win gold.

Patel may have had a tough outing in the gold medal game, but she can certainly be proud of her performance. Her silver medal opens India’s medal count at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Coincidentally, India’s Olympic Games medal account was also opened with a silver medal, won by Mirabai Chanu.


We are five minutes from the scheduled start of the Compound event (1/16 Elimination) involving the Indian Jyoti, who face Kerrie-Louise Leonard from Ireland.

We are in progress

  • End 1 ends with Jyoti winning 27-26
  • End 2 ends 29-26 in favor of Leonard, she takes an overall lead of 55-52.
  • Jyoti bounces back to win End 3 30-29. Leonard, however, leads 84-82 overall.
  • Leonard wins End 4 30-29. Overall leads 114-111.
  • Leonard wins End 5 27-26. Leonard wins the match 141-137.

6.30 p.m .: Before we dive into the action on Day 5 of the Paralympic Games, here’s a look at how Indian athletes performed on Day 4: Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Day 4: Ranjeet Bhati is no longer in contention for the medal; Rakesh Kumar enters pre-quarter-final, Bhavinaben Patel enters TT final

6.15 p.m .: India has a chance to win their first medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games on Sunday, first in table tennis and later in track and field.

Here’s a look at the Indian athlete program on Sunday: Tokyo Paralympic Games: Indians in action on August 29 – Paddler Bhavinaben Patel aims for historic gold


Indians in action on August 29 (Timings in IST):

6:55 a.m. – Archery – Compound Individual Women (1/16 Elimination) – Jyoti (Standing Sport Class) vs Kerrie-Louise Leonard (IRE)

7:15 a.m. – Table Tennis – Ladies’ Singles Class 4 Final – Bhavinaben Hasmukhbhai Patel vs Zhou Ying (CHN)

9:00 a.m. – Archery – Mixed Compound (1/8 Elimination) – India (Jyoti and Rakesh Kumar) vs Thailand

2:40 p.m. – Archery – Compound Mixed Teams (Quarter-finals) – India vs Turkey (subject to India winning its pre-quarter-final)

3:40 p.m. – Archery – Mixed Compound (Semi-final)

3:54 p.m. – Athletics – Men’s Discus Throw F52 Final – Vinod Kumar

3:58 p.m. – Athletics – Men’s High Jump T47 Final – Nishad Kumar and Ram Pal

4:06 p.m. – Archery – Compound Mixed Teams (Bronze Medal Match)

4:26 p.m. – Archery – Compound Mixed Teams (Gold Medal Game)


  • When will Indian athletes play in the Tokyo Olympics?
    The events of Indian interest at Tokyo 2020 will begin at 6:10 am IST on August 28, 2021.
  • Where to watch Indian events at the Tokyo Olympics?
    The Tokyo Paralympic Games can be watched in India live on Eurosport and Doordarshan. It can also be streamed online via the official sports channel Prasar Bharati and DD National on Youtube.

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