Javelin thrower Sumit Antil has secured the second gold medal for India at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics.
Sumit Antil won the gold in men’s javelin at the Tokyo Paralympics setting a new world record of 68.55m in the F64 category.
— DD News (@DDNewslive) August 30, 2021
Another Indian thrower – Sandeep Chaudhary finished fourth in the event, with a best throw of 62.20m.
Meanwhile, Australia’s Michal Burian won the silver medal and Sri Lanka’s Dulan Kodithuwakku took home the bronze medal.
Earlier, shooter Avani Lekhara scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to win gold at Paralympics.
On the other hand, Devendra Jhajharia and Sundar Singh Gurjar won the silver and bronze medals respectively in the men’s javelin (F46) final.
India has already registered its best-ever haul at the Paralympic Games with seven medals under in its kitty.
Our athletes continue to shine at the #Paralympics! The nation is proud of Sumit Antil’s record-breaking performance in the Paralympics.
Congratulations Sumit for winning the prestigious Gold medal. Wishing you all the best for the future.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 30, 2021