TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 03: Praveen Kumar Praveen Kumar of Team India celebrates winning the silver medal after competing in the Men's High Jump - T64 final on day 10 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on September 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Praveen Kumar is an Indian para-athlete and high jumper, He has claimed a silver medal at the 2020 Paralympics.

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He got the second spot in Men’s high jump T64 category with the best jump of 2.07m at the athletics event.

Kumar was rejected for admission by the Delhi University because of this disability to play the sport a few years back. However, his mentor did not give in, he contacted higher officials and made sure Kumar gets a chance to prove himself.

Kumar then competed against non-disabled athletes, finished 2nd in trials and bagged a place on Bachelors of Arts course.

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