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Tokyo Paralympics: India's Sumit Antil wins gold in javelin throw, breaks world record

Aug 30, 2021 16:40 IST | By Editorji News Desk

India continued its domination in javelin throw at the Paralympics after Sumit Antil won the gold medal in the F64 category with a world-record throw of 68.55m. This is his maiden Paralympics.

In his first attempt, the 23-year-old ace para-athlete set the world record with a throw of 66.95m only to break it in the next attempt with a throw of 68.08m Antil was on fire as he held on to the top spot in all his 6 attempts. He again broke his own world record with a throw of 68.55m in the 5th attempt. 

Also Read Meet Sumit Antil, India's gold medalist at the Tokyo Paralympics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate Antil and wrote that the nation was proud of his record-breaking performance. 

This was India's 3rd medal in javelin throw on Monday after Devendra Jhajharia won silver, Sundar Singh Gurjar won bronze in the F46 category. 

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