TOKYO: On Monday, Sumit Antil won the gold medal in the men’s javelin ( F64). He set a world record today. He set the throwing record of 68.55m. He didn’t break the record one time, he broke it thrice.
Michal Burian of Australia won the silver medal. He throws 66.29m. Dulan Kodithuwakku of Srilanka got the bronze medal.
Submit Antil has marked the record from his very first throw which was 66.95m with this he has broke the previous record of the Tokyo Paralympic. In his second throw, he marked 68.8m through which he made the world record again. In his third and fourth, it was 65.27m and 66.71m. And his final throw was again a record-breaker which was 68.55m and made a world record for the third time.
With his performance, he guaranteed the second gold medal for India in Tokyo Paralympic.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi tweeted: “Our athletes continue to shine at the #Paralympics! The nation is proud of Sumit Antil’s record-breaking performance in the Paralympics.
Congratulations Sumit for winning the prestigious Gold medal. Wishing you all the best for the future.”
Earlier, shooter Avani Lekhara won the gold medal in the Paralympic with which she becomes the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in Tokyo Paralympic.
Also in men’s standing javelin throw, Devendra Jhajharia and Sundar Singh Gurjar won silver and bronze medals.