Sumit Antil won the gold medal in the javelin throw at the Tokyo Paralympics, created a new world record
Sumit Antil Wins Gold: Sumit Antil of India, performing brilliantly in the Tokyo Paralympics, won the gold medal in the javelin throw class F-64 category. Sumit made a world record in the final with a throw of 68.55 meters and won the gold medal. This is the second gold medal for India so far. Earlier, female shooter Avani Lakhera won the gold medal on Monday morning. India has so far won some 7 medals, out of which 2 are gold medals.
Sumit started the final with 66.95m in his first attempt, but he threw 68.55m in his fifth attempt and finished first. Sumit threw 68.08 in the second attempt, 65.27 in the third, 66.71 meters in the fourth while his sixth and final throw was a foul. India has won its fifth medal at the Tokyo Paralympics today. Before him, Avani, Devendra Jhajharia, Sundar Singh Gurjar and Yogesh Kathunia also won medals for the country on Monday. India has so far won two gold, four silver and one bronze medals in this Paralympics.
Home Minister Amit Shah congratulated
Home Minister Amit Shah has congratulated Sumit Antil on the success. Shah tweeted, “A golden and unforgettable day… Sumit Antil This extraordinary achievement of yours in Paralympics has added to the glory of the tricolor all over the world. Many congratulations for the gold medal.”
A golden and unforgettable day…
Sumit Antil #paralympics This extraordinary achievement of yours has further enhanced the glory of the tricolor in the whole world.
Many congratulations for the gold medal.#Praise4Para
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 30, 2021
India won five medals on Monday
#IND, take a breath – we know its been some Monday morning for you! The
Avani Lekhara’s #Gold
Yogesh Kathuniya’s #silver
Devendra Jhajharia’s #silver
Sundar Singh Gurjar’s #bronze
Let that sink in. ?#paralympics #ParaAthletics #ShootingParaSport #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/WJltwE75Aj
— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) August 30, 2021
Indian Para athletes have performed brilliantly in Tokyo Paralympics. India’s performance from day one has been excellent. At present, India is at number 25 in the medal table. China tops the table with 54 gold medals.
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