Tokyo Paralympics: Never Said I Want To Participate In Olympics, Says Paralympic Gold Medallist Sumit Antil

Sumit Antil received gold in males’s javelin throw (F64 class) at Tokyo Paralympics.© Twitter

Tokyo Paralympics gold medallist Sumit Antil on Thursday clarified that he by no means mentioned that he desires to take part within the Paris 2024 Olympics as his focus stays on touching the 80m mark. Earlier this week, Antil’s remarks of eager to take part in the Paris Olympics had gone viral. However, now, the javelin thrower has clarified his assertion, saying that he has been broadly misquoted. “I have read this statement at many places, I have not said anything like this. This is a wrong statement that has been attributed to me, this comes off as overconfidence. I had said that I would try to touch the 80m mark. In my eyes, it is wrong that such a statement is being attributed to me,” mentioned Antil in an audio clip shared by the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI).

India’s Sumit Antil very comprehensively won gold within the males’s javelin throw (F64) on the National Stadium in Tokyo.

Sumit dominated the present from the phrase go as he improved the world document 3 times within the last. He threw a monstrous throw of 68.55m in his fifth try to climb to the highest of the rostrum.

After profitable a gold medal on the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics, javelin thrower Sumit Antil on Monday mentioned that he’s happy together with his efficiency however needed to the touch the 70m mark.

“I wanted to touch the 70m mark, but I am very happy with my performance. In one competition, I was able to break the world record thrice. And I was also able to win the gold medal, I cannot express how I am feeling right now, I am just numb, to be honest,” Antil advised ANI.


Sumit who went first within the subject gave an nearly uphill activity to all contenders as he began the ultimate by breaking his personal world document with a throw of 66.95m.

The earlier world document was 62.88m, which Sumit improved by greater than 4 meters in his very first try.

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