Tokyo Paralympics : The sixth day of Tokyo Paralympics was also very spectacular for India. On Monday, the second gold medal also came in India’s account. This time India’s para athlete Sumit Antil made a splash in the javelin throw. Sumit broke world records thrice in the final of the F-64 event. He broke his own world record thrice in his five attempts and eventually won the gold medal.
In the fifth attempt, Sumit threw the javelin to a distance of 68.55 meters, setting a world record.
Sumit threw the javelin to 66.95m in the first attempt and broke his world record of 62.88m set in Dubai in 2019. Sumit then set another new world record in the second attempt. This time he threw javelin up to 68.08 metres. However, in the third attempt, he threw only 65.27 meters. After this, in the fourth attempt, he covered a distance of 66.71 meters. In the fifth attempt, Sumit once again stunned the world with his might and this time set another new world record by throwing the javelin to a distance of 68.55 meters.
🔥 Sumit Antil sets a WR with his first 66.95m throw!
🔥 Breaks his OWN WR with his second 68.08m attempt!
🔥 Breaks it yet AGAIN in his 5th attempt with 68.55m
🔥 Wins the Men's Javelin F64 #Gold for #IND! #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics #ParaAthletics pic.twitter.com/q3Nl2m1dLM
— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) August 30, 2021
Sumit was always on top throughout the match and no other player could even reach around him. Sumit won the Tokyo Paralympic gold medal along with the new world record. With this, India has a total of seven medals with two gold medals.