Paralympic Bronze Medallist Sharad Kumar Diagnosed With Swelling In Heart

Sharad Kumar, a bronze medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, was recently hospitalised to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi after being diagnosed with heart enlargement.

Paralympic Bronze Medallist Sharad Kumar Diagnosed With Swelling In Heart
Paralympic Bronze Medallist Sharad Kumar Diagnosed With Swelling In Heart

Sharad Kumar, a bronze medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, has been diagnosed with heart swelling. He was recently admitted to Delhi's AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences). After complaining of chest problems and undergoing testing, the high jumper was first put under surveillance."I don't know what happened, but my reports show that there is swelling in my heart and I am in pain. I am fed up with the regular tests in hospital and I am at home now. But I do have to travel to the hospital for tests," he told. Sharad had stated on the eve of the Tokyo Paralympics that he was suffering an injury after winning a bronze medal in the men's high jump event. 

"It was quite difficult for me, and I cried the entire night. The fact that I dislocated my meniscus as a result of landing on it. I didn't think I'd be able to participate, so I told my parents in the morning that everything was over and that I was being punished for some transgression I'd committed "Added he. 

"I don't know what it is," Sharad said during a virtual news conference hosted by Eurosport following the tournament. "That is when my brother and a few others advised me just go and participate, it doesn't matter."

On Saturday, Sharad along with shuttler Pramod Bhagat, shooter Manish Narwal, and javelin thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar were recommended for Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2021 by the Paralympics Committee of India (PCI). All four brought laurels for India in the recently concluded Tokyo Paralympics.