Vinod Kumar loses his bronze medal in the men’s F52 discus throw at the Paralympics

Vinod Kumar
Source: SAI media

Vinod Kumar’s classification has been re-evaluated, and as a result, his bronze medal will be revoked. Vinod Kumar, who earned a bronze medal in the Paralympics in the discus throw, has been classified as Classification Not Completed. The technical committee declared his results null and void.

The official announcement stated, “The athlete is ineligible for the Men’s F52 Discus medal event, and his results in that competition are worthless.” Vinod Kumar is not eligible for the Discus F52 class, according to the Tokyo Paralympics Technical Delegates. As a result, his competition result was declared null and void.

Vinod Kumar’s first five attempts in the men’s discus throw event were 17.46, 18.32, 17.80, 19.12, and 19.91. Furthermore, his sixth try was 19.81, after which he dropped from second to third place and had to settle for bronze. The Indian camp, on the other hand, stated that an opponent had contested Kumar’s medical classification and that his medal had been withheld as a result.

Take a look at the official statement here:

Vinod Kumar
Source: Sportstiger

After Vinod Kumar’s bronze medal was revoked, India’s medal total at the Paralympics 2021 was down to six.

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