India high jumpers Sharad Kumar and Varun Bhati bagged the silver and bronze medal respectively on the ongoing World Para Athletics Championships in London on Sunday. In the T42 event, Sharad finished with a best of 1.84m, while Bhati managed a jump of 1.77m. Sam Grewe of the United States took the gold with a jump of 1.86m, which also was a championship record.
With the win, India have increased their medal tally to five. Sundar Singh Gurjar opened India’s account by clinching gold in the men’s javelin throw event. It was followed by Amit Saroha who added to the tally when he clinched silver medal in the club throw event in the F-51 category. Then discus thrower Karamjyoti Dalal claimed a brone medal in the Women’s F55 category.
Sharad has previously bagged silver during the Fazaa International IPC International Athletics Grand Prix in March this year. He even won a gold medal in the men’s high jump at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon and also reclaimed his World No. 1 position. Bhati clinched bronze at the Rio Paralympics last year. During the 2014 China Open Athletics Championship, he won gold.