India’s Javelin Throwers have continued their impressive run at the Tokyo Paralympics. Sumit Antil has given India a third medal in the event.
Sumit won the gold medal in the men’s (F64 category) final on Monday. Sumit’s victory brings India’s medal tally to seven. Sumit won the gold medal by throwing a javelin at 68.55 meters. This throw of Sumit Antil has also become a world record. This is India’s second gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics. Before Sumit, Avni Lakhera had given India a gold medal in shooting. Avni won the gold medal in the women’s R-2 10m air rifle standing SH1 on Monday.
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Sumit has broken his own record in this match. He threw the javelin 66.95 meters in the first attempt, which became a world record. In the second attempt, he broke his own record by throwing 68.08 meters. Sumit further improved his performance and set a world record by throwing 68.55 meters in the fifth attempt. Earlier on Monday, Devendra Jhajharia and Sundar Singh Gujjar also won medals in javelin throw. Devendra has won silver and Sundar Singh has won bronze.
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