Praveen Kumar has targeted medal success at Hangzhou 2022 and Paris 2024 ©Getty Images

Indian teenager Praveen Kumar has targeted success at the Asian Para Games and Paris 2024 Paralympic Games after winning a silver medal at Tokyo 2020.

Kumar produced an impressive display at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics to secure a podium finish in the T64 high jump event.

The 18-year-old achieved an Asian record of 2.07 metres, improving on the previous record of 2.06m set by compatriot Nishad Kumar.

Britain’s Jonathan Broom-Edwards was crowned Paralympic champion by achieving a heigh of 2.10m, just one jump clear of Kumar, who bowed out of the competition with three failures at the height.

He has now targeted success at upcoming major events following his impressive showing in the Japanese capital.

Praveen Kumar won silver in the men's T64 high jump event at Tokyo 2020 ©Getty Images
Praveen Kumar won silver in the men's T64 high jump event at Tokyo 2020 ©Getty Images

"The 2022 Asian Para Games would be an opportunity for me to change the colour of my Tokyo Games medal," Kumar told the Hindustan Times.

"I am sure to win a gold medal at the Paris 2024 Paralympics.

"My perception towards my life, especially targets, hasn’t changed, but people’s perspective on me has altered a lot.

"Now, people around me want to spend time with me, discuss sport and even request selfies.

"I know how tempting this change is but I am focused on bigger targets in life, including a gold medal at the Paris Paralympics in 2024."

The Asian Para Games are scheduled to take place in the Chinese city Hangzhou next year, running from October 9 to 15.

Kumar secured one of India’s 19 medals at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, with the nation earning five gold, eight silver and six bronze.