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Tokyo Paralympics: Sumit Antil bags gold medal, sets new world record


Sumit Antil secured India’s second gold on the Tokyo Paralympics after profitable the finals of the boys’s javelin F64 class. The para athlete hurled his javelin 68.85m, which additionally noticed him create a new world record. 

Sumit, who broke the world record with a 66.95m throw in his first try, bettered it to 68.08m in his second after which touched 68.85m in his fifth try. 

In truth, he bettered the earlier world record of 62.88m, additionally set by him, 5 occasions on the day. His sixth try was a foul. His collection learn 66.95, 68.08, 65.27, 66.71, 68.55 and foul.

Meanwhile, Australia’s Michael Burian and Sri Lanka’s Dulan Kodithuwakku completed second and third respectively. 

The F64 class is for athletes with a leg amputation, who compete with prosthetics in a standing place.

The Indian contingent had a terrific begin on Monday securing 4 medals within the span of an hour. Avani Lejhara, who turned the primary Indian girls para athlete to win a gold in Paralympics, acquired India its third medal. She gained the ladies’s 10m air rifle standing SH1 occasion with a complete rating of 249.6 and equalled the world record.

Yogesh Kathuniya clinched silver within the males’s Discus throw (F56) and India then gained two extra medals within the males’s javelin throw (F46) occasion.  



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