Sharad wins silver; Mariyappan, Vinay take bronze at WPA C'ships

Hindustan Times
Sharad wins silver; Mariyappan, Vinay take bronze at WPA C'ships
Sharad wins silver; Mariyappan, Vinay take bronze at WPA C'ships

Two-time Asian Para Games champion Sharad Kumar cleared the bar with season's best 1.83 metres to clinch the silver besides booking Tokyo 2020 slots along with Mariyappan Thangavelu at the Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai. Mariyappan, a Rio 2016 gold medallist, settled for bronze with a season's best performance of 1.80 metres which was 0.6 metres lower than the champion Sam Grewe's Championship record of 1.86 metres on Thursday. Sharad, the former world no. 1, stayed in the lead initially, clearing the bar at 1.83 m before Grewe surged ahead with 1.86 m to be on top. “Athletics is such a sport that everything happens in last moment. I am disappointed with what I performed

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