We are proud to announce that our student from the School of Physical Education, Nishad Kumar glorified India by setting Asian record in the 12th Fazza International Championships for World Para Athletics Grand Prix 2021 held in Dubai. Breaking the record, Nishad jumped to the best till now 2.06m for the gold, and set a new Asian record in the men’s high-jump category T46/47. In this international championship, the promising sports star of LPU, and India, was better than Thailand’s Chanaboon (1.93m) and Khasanov of Uzbekistan (1.90m).
Congratulating Nishad for bringing laurels to the country and the university, our Chancellor Ashok Mittal shared, “All at LPU are delighted that our athlete delivered what was expected of him. We wish him all the best for his future illustrious performances in national and international competitions of utmost importance.”
Nishad hails from district Una of Himachal Pradesh, and is currently pursuing his graduation in LPU’s School of Physical Education on a 100% sports scholarship. Seeing his talent, the university has enabled him to follow both of his passions, studies and sports.
Nishad says, “Besides my national mentors, I am thankful to LPU and trainers here who chiseled me to be perfect in my field. I am indebted to the university management as it offered me scholarship to continue with both studies and sports, which was otherwise difficult for me to reach such a winning stage. I managed a good performance at the championships, and I am feeling proud that I established a new record also. In fact, all of my hard work learnt at LPU paid off here. Now, I want to win the gold again and set a record in (postponed) Tokyo 2020 Paralympics as well.” For this, he has already booked a quota for India with his ranked (bronze medal) finish at the Dubai 2019 Worlds.