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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Great Britain's Jonathan Broom-Edwards claims T64 high jump gold in Tokyo

Jonathan Broom-Edwards is a Paralympic champion after winning gold for Great Britain in the T64 high jump.

The 33-year-old delivered a season's best performance of 2.10m to become champion, the same height he managed in Rio where he only managed silver.

Broom-Edwards, a former Clere School pupil, finished ahead of India's Kuma Praveen in second and Maciej Lepiato of Poland in third.

Jonathan Broom-Edwards Picture: ParalympicsGB
Jonathan Broom-Edwards Picture: ParalympicsGB

"I am so emotional," he said after his victory. "To just get it right at the right time, I am so relieved, elated, excited and crying my eyes out.

"I've been striving for that gold for years. They were horrible conditions so I tried to keep my cool and get it right when it counted, and I am so proud of myself.

"(Silver medallist) Praveen (Kumar) pulled out a personal best and fair play to him, that put me on the back foot.

"I had to rise above that and I am so proud that I did. 2.10m was a bit of an ugly jump but it was a season best so I am delighted."

The victory has helped Great Britain pass the 100-medal mark for the Paralympic Games and, as a result, they've moved above the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) into second in the medals table.

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