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

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Catch all the updates with Indian athletes in action on Day 5 (August 29) of the Paralympics.

Asian record holder Nishad Kumar jumps 2.06m in Men's High Jump T47 Final to earn India's second medal of the day at the Paralympics.   -  AP

Welcome to Sportstar's LIVE coverage of Indian athletes in action and all the major events on Day 5 at the Tokyo Paralympics.



Table Tennis: Bhavinaben Patel won silver after losing in the final to Zhou Ying of China in Women's Singles Class 4 category. She's the first Indian table tennis player to win a medal at the Paralympics.

Athletics: Nishad Kumar won silver in the Men's T46/47 High Jump with a 2.06m on his second attempt to equal his own Asian record.

Athletics: Vinod Kumar won bronze in the Men's F52 Discus Throw with a 19.91m on his fifth attempt.

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


3:54 p.m. Men's Discus Throw F52 Final - Vinod Kumar - Vinod Kumar will throw at No. 5 in a field of eight.  Vinod Kumar's first five attempts read - 17.46, 18.32, 17.80, 19.12, 19.91 (area record). His sixth attempt is at 19.81. He is currrently No. 2. Two more athletes left to throw. Vinod Kumar still No. 2. Vinod Kumar has slipped to the third position. He has a best throw of 19.91 m. One more athlete is yet 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 T47 Final - Ram Pal clears 1.84m with his first attempt. Nishad Kumar clears 1.89m on his first jump. He achieves a first-time clearance for 1.94m as well. Meanwhile, Ram Pal achieves a new Personal Best, clearing 1.94 with his second attempt. Nishad Kumar clears 1.98 with his second attempt. Ram Pal missed his first attempt at 1.98. Ram Pal couldn't clear 1.98m on all 3 attempts and ends with a PB of 1.94m. Nishad Kumar clears 2.02m on his first attempt. MEDAL CONFIRMED FOR NISHAD KUMAR! China's Chen doesn't clear 2.02m on all 3 attempts. Nishad Kumar doesn't clear 2.06 on his first attempt. He clears it with his second attempt to equal his Personal Best. Nishad Kumar wins silver, India's second medal at the Paralympics!



RESULT: Jyoti Balyan and Rakesh Kumar lose to Turkey's Oznur Cure and Bulent Korkmaz 151-153 in the ParaArchery Mixed Team quarterfinals!

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

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

END 3: India's off to a flying start in the third end - 3 10s on the trot, followed by a 9. They collect 39 from their four shots. The Turkish duo gets 39 too. India still trailing (112-114).

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

After losing in the individual Compound (1/16 Elimination Event), Jyoti will take part in the Mixed Team Compound (1/8 Elimination), alongwith Rakesh Kumar, who will play the Thailand duo of A. Aungaphinan and P. Homjanthuek.

We are underway

  • End 1 finishes with both pairs tied 35-35
  • The Thai pair takes the End 2 37-36, leads 72-71 overall.
  • Comeback: The Indian duo wins End 3 38-36 and leads 109-108.
  • Back-to-back: Jyoti and Rakesh win End 4 37-33, beats the Thailand duo 147-141


Here we go: 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 opening game.
  • Zhou Ying wins opening game 11-7.
  • Poor start for Patel in the second game, as she trails 1-4
  • Zhou mounting the pressure on the Indian, takes 7-1 lead in the Game 2
  • Patel takes 3 straight points, but Zhou leads 8-4.
  • Patel loses second game 11-5.
  • Zhou puts early pressure on Patel, takes 3-1 lead in Game 3
  • Its 4-4 in Game 3 as Patel starts to claw back
  • Patel still not out of it, but trails 5-6 in Game 3
  • Patel under pressure as Zhou goes 8-6 up
  • Zhou wins Game 3 11-6, beats Patel 3-0 to win Gold.

Patel may have had a tough outing in the Gold medal match, but she can certainly be proud of her performance. Her silver medal opens India's medals account at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

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



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

We are underway

  • End 1 ends with Jyoti clinching 27-26
  • End 2 ends 29-26 in favour 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. Leads overall 114-111.
  • Leonard wins End 5 27-26. Leonard wins the match 141-137.

6:30pm: Before we dive into Day 5 action at the Paralympics, here is a look at how the Indian athletes fared on Day 4: Tokyo Paralympics 2020, Day 4: Ranjeet Bhati out of medal contention; Rakesh Kumar enters pre-quarterfinal, Bhavinaben Patel reaches TT finals

6:15pm: India has a chance to win its first medal at the 2020 Paralympics on Sunday, first in Table Tennis and later in Athletics.

Here is a look at the schedule for the Indian athletes on Sunday: Tokyo Paralympics: Indians in action on August 29 - Paddler Bhavinaben Patel eyes historic gold


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

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

7:15 a.m. - Table Tennis - Women's Singles Class 4 Final - Bhavinaben Hasmukhbhai Patel vs Zhou Ying (CHN)

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

2:40 p.m. - Archery - Mixed Team Compound (Quarterfinals) - India vs Turkey (Provided India wins its pre-quartefinal)

3:40 p.m. - Archery - Mixed Team Compound (Semifinal)

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 - Mixed Team Compound (Bronze medal match)

4:26 p.m. - Archery - Mixed Team Compound (Gold medal match)


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