Para high-jumper Sharad Kumar, who had won a bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics last month, has been admitted to AIIMS, Delhi. The 29-year-old had complained of chest congestion and is awaiting reports from tests conducted after his admission to the hospital. The jumper added that he was feeling fine.
Paralympics bronze-medalist Sharad Kumar has been admitted to AIIMS after the high-jumper experienced chest congestion, according to a report in PTI. Kumar had won a medal in Tokyo 2020 last month in the T-42 high jump and is now awaiting his test reports after he was admitted to the hospital four days back.
“I have been here for four days after feeling chest congestion. I am feeling better now,” Kumar told PTI.
“Everyday, there is a test and the doctors are going to tell (what is future course of action) in a day or two,” he added.
The 29-year-old athlete from Patna had injured his knee just before competition in Tokyo, and had even considered pulling out of the event. Eventually, a jump of 1.83m secured a third-place finish for him in Tokyo Olympics.
“I had my meniscus dislocated (during training). I cried whole night and thought of pulling out of the event. I spoke to my family back home and my father asked me to read Bhagavad Gita and focus on what I can do and not on what I have no control over,” he had said then.
Earlier, Kumar had won Asian Para Games gold in 2014 and 2019, and is also a sliver-medalist from World Championship in 2019.