The whole country was already starting to celebrate the third win of the day when a surprising issue had been raised all of a sudden. Former BSF man Vinod Kumar had already set an Asian record when he won the bronze medal by producing a 19.91m throw. His win was followed by Poland’s Piotr Kosewicz and Croatia’s Velimir Sandor. However, an official statement regarding the final result of Men’s Discus F52 has been released mentioning it has been put on hold for review ‘due to classification observation in competition’.
The classification in F52 is measured based on impaired muscle power, restricted range of movement, limb deficiency, or leg length difference. Vinod Kumar’s classification in this category was done on 22nd August by the organizers of the Tokyo Paralympics. It is rumoured that one or more countries are protesting against the result. Thus a review may be done on Vinod Kumar’s disability classification.
The 41 years old athlete became bedridden after his legs got injured. Vinod Kumar fell off a high cliff in Leh during his service in the BSF. He could not even move for almost a decade. However, his optimism and dedication made him move on and took him to a better place. Now as an athlete Vinod Kumar has been putting all his effort to make the nation proud. Now, let’s see what the ultimate result holds for him as well as the entire country.