Highlights

Won a gold medal in Men's Javelin F64 at Tokyo Paralympics
Also set a world record with a throw of 68.55m
Lost his left leg when a truck hit his bike in 2015

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

Sumit was training to be a wrestler before he lost his left left in an accident in 2015

Sumit Antil is winning high praise for his performance at Tokyo Paralympics. Not only did he win a gold medal but did so in style by setting a new world record.

The 23-year-old hails from Khweda village in Haryana's Sonipat.

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Sumit was training to be a wrestler before he lost his left left in an accident in 2015. A truck hit is bike from behind and then ran over his left leg.

Sumit started javelin throw in 2018 after Dronacharya awardee and para-athletes coach Naval Singh encourage him to take up the sport.

He booked a berth for the Tokyo Paralympics after winning a silver at the World Para-Athletics Championship in 2019

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