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India at Tokyo Paralympics day 5 live scores, updates, commentary and results: India's Nishad Kumar, Ram Pal and Vinod Kumar in action in track-and-field finals

Catch all LIVE scores, commentary, updates and results from India at Tokyo Paralympics 2021 Day 5
Updated: 29 August 2021 18:10 IST - Published: August, 29 2021 06:47 AM IST
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Men's Discus Throw Final Result

Vinod Kumar wins bronze.
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Men's Discus Throw final

India's Vinod Kumar confirms a medal.
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Men's jump final standings:
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India's success continues in Day 5 of the Paralympic Games as Nishad Kumar delivers a second silver for the country in the Men's high jump T46-47 event! The Indian matched his personal best of 2.06m to claim the medal.

Also impressive was Nishad Kumar's compatriot Ram Pal Chahar, who also gave his personal best to improve his showing from Rio to finish 5th! A valiant effort from both Indians and they can be incredibly proud!
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Men's Discus Throw Final

Two more throws left, India's Vinod Kumar continues to be in the silver medal spot.
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Men's high jump

A JOINT SILVER has been awarded to Nishant Kumar and Dallas Wise!
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Men's high jump

And the competition comes to a close as Townsend claims gold with a 2.15m effort. Awaiting the official results for silver medal positions.  Nishad Kumar has an advantage in the countback as he cleared 2.02m mark in his first attempt!
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Men's high jump

Townsend has failed two attempts at the 2.18 mark. He is taking his time before his last attempt at this mammoth target! 
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Men's high jump

Townsend breaks the World Record as he clears 2.15m. The American's going big as he targets 2.18 now! Official medals announcements to be made at the end of the Townsend's three attempts.
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Men's high jump

Meanwhile, Roderick Townsend breaks the Paralympics Record with a 2.12m jump. He has been in a different league together all day! He will now attempt to break his own World Record of 2.14m now.
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Men's high jump

Nishad Kumar comes up short, but his titanic effort today has WON HIM A MEDAL!
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Men's Discus Final

Vinod Kumar is 2nd with a throw of 19.81m. It is also the Area record.
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Men's high jump

Dallas Wise has failed in his third attempts as well. Nishad Kumar bags a medal, but also has one more shot to clear the hurdle and stay in contention for gold!
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Men's high jump

Townsend clears the 2.09 mark. India's Nishad Kumar and Dallas Wise getting ready to take their second attempt, having failed the first.
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Men's Discus final

India's Vinod Kumar takes the third spot with a throw of 18.32m in the second attempt.
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Men's high jump
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Men's high jump

All three men have now cleared the 2.06m mark. This was Nishad Kumar's personal best, but can he improve on that? What better place to attempt breaking his record than at the biggest sporting stage in the world?!
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Men's high jump

Nishad Kumar and Dallas Wise have failed in their first attempt at the 2.06 mark. Roderick Townsend clears to move into gold medal position!
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Men's high jump

Chen falls at the 2.02m mark and we are down to the final 3! A medal has been guaranteed for India's Nishad Kumar!!! We just have to wait and see what color!
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Men's Discus Final

WOW!! Poland's Piotr Kosewicz throws 20.02m to take the lead.


India's Vinod Kumar is next. He needs to throw at least 19 to stand a chance for medal.
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Men's high jump

World record holder Roderick Townsend and compatriot Wise clear the 2.02m mark. Chen looking to the join them and Nishad Kuamr as we head towards the business end of the event!
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Men's high jump

Meanwhile, India's Nishad Kumar continues to impress as he clears 2.02m in his first attempt! Moves into the lead right at the start of the round!!
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Men's high jump

We now move on to the 2.04m height. USA's Dallas Wise takes his first attempt, but falls short!
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Men's high jump

Heartbreak for Ram Pal Chahar
as he falls at the 1.98m hurdle. He is now in the 3rd position, but with the two American yet to start their attempts, the Indian is unlikely to hold on to the bronze medal position!
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Men's high jump

Nishad Kumar clears 1.98m in his second attempt! 
Brilliant composure from the young Indian athlete as he now inches closer to his personal best. Ram Pal falls short in his second attempt as well and has one last chance to clear the height.
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Men's high jump

All three athletes to have attempted the 1.98m - Nishad Kumar, Hongjie Chen and Ram Pal - failed in their first attempt.
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Men's high jump
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Men's high jump

And we're down to the final 5! 
RPC's Georgii Margiev fails in clearing the 1.94m hurdle and has exhausted his attempts. It has come down down to the last 5 athletes as we move to the 1.98m mark!
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Men's Discus Final

Poland's Robert Jachimowicz throws a brilliant 19.36m to take the gold medal spot.

India's Vinod Kumar is the fifth thrower in the starting list.
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Men's high jump

And Ram Pal steps up to the task!! 
The Indian equals his personal best to move into the lead with compatriot Kumar and Chen!
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Men's high jump

Ram Pal Chahar fails to clear 1.94m in his first attempt.
The Indian just will have two more attempts to clear the hurdle so he is still well in the mix!

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Men's Discus records

Here are some records in the para-discus throw event.


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Men's high jump

Nishad Kumar clears 1.94m in his first attempt to move into the lead!
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Men's high jump

Brazil's Paulo Guerra has been eliminated after three failed attempts at the 1.89m mark. All athletes, including India's Ram Pal Chahar and Nishad Kumar will now attempt to clear the 1.94m mark.  

The American duo of Dallas Wise and Roderick Townsend - both medal favorites - are yet to attempt their first jump at the end of four rounds.
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Men's high jump

Chahar follows in suit with his compatriot to clear the 1.89m jump
. Four athletes, including both Indians in the fray, have now cleared the mark.
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Men's Discus Final

Algeria's Mohamed Berrahal registers the Paralympic record with 12.74m throw.

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Men's high jump

After having chosen to pass the first three heights, India's Nishad Kumar clears the 1.89m mark in his first attempt. Moves into the lead with Thailand's Chanaboon!
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Men's high jump: 
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Men's high jump

And Ram Pal Chahar clears the target
! He moves into the lead, tied with Chen, Brazil's Paulo Guerra and RPC's Georgii Margiev!
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Men's high jump

India's Ram Pal Chahar 
will be attempting his first jump at the 1.84m mark. He's up next!
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Men's high jump

Thailand's Angkarn Chanaboon is the first to attempt the 1.84m jump, but falls short! China's Chen will be up next; he's looking to improve on his first jump of 1.74m.
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Discus Throw Final

Plank Henrik set a mark of 14.79m for the remaining throwers to beat for gold medal.
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Men's high jump

Both Nishad Kumar and Ram Pal Chahar are likely to sit out this round as well. They should take their first attempt once the height is increased to around 1.84-1.89m mark.
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Discus Throw Final

India'sVinod Kumar will be in action in the men's discus throw final.

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Men's high jump

Ireland's Jordan Lee and RPC's Georgii Margiev also clear the 1.74m hurdle with relative ease. The height is now being increased to 1.79m; the Indian duo is yet to attempt the jump.
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Live action underway for Men's high jump!

China's Hongjie Chen kicks off the action in the high jump F46-47 final. Clears the 1.74m hurdle on his first attempt! 
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