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World Para Athletics Championships: Praveen seals spot in Paris Paralympics by securing a bronze

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After taking home the bronze in the men’s high jump T64 event at the World Para Athletics Championships, renowned Indian para-athlete Praveen Kumar secured a spot in the 2024 Paralympics in Paris.

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The 20-year-old Praveen came up with a season’s best effort of 2.01m to finish third behind Lepiato Maciej (2.05m) of Poland and Broom-Edwards Jonathan (2.05m) of Great Britain in Paris.

India’s first spot at the competition went to Praveen, who had previously taken home a silver at the Paralympics in Tokyo.

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Alongside Praveen, Nishad Kumar also triumphed in the High Jump T47 event by securing a silver medal. Nishad Kumar became the second Indian para-athlete to score a spot for the 2024 Paris Paralympics.

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The top four finishers in each of the individual medal events at the 2023 World Para Athletics Championships advance to the 2024 Paralympic Games, which will again be hosted in Paris.

The T47 classification is primarily for athletes who have impairments or below-elbow or wrist amputations. Moreover, the T64 classification is for participants whose leg length discrepancy and limb deficit impact the lower limb or limbs competing with prostheses.

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