Sumit Antil make new history by creating a world record in Javelin Throw game of Paralympic, he confirm a gold medal for India with a world record throw of 68.55 m in the men’s javelin.
this year we seen good improvement and in Indian players , if we compare number of medal wins by Indian players in 2016 Paralympic Games it was 4 and now in ongoing event India secured 7 medals.
About Sumit Antil
Now, lets talk more about Sumit Antil who comes from Sonepat in Haryana and he is 23 year old who lost his left leg below the knee after he was involved in a motorbike accident in 2015, sent the spear to 68.55m in his fifth attempt, which was the best of the day by quite a distance and a new world record.
In fact, he bettered the previous world record of 62.88m, also set by him, five times on the day. His last throw was a foul. His series read 66.95, 68.08, 65.27, 66.71, 68.55 and foul.
On the other hand if we look other players records Australian Michal Burian (66.29m) and Sri Lanka”s Dulan Kodithuwakku (65.61m) took the silver and bronze respectively. The F64 category is for athletes with a leg amputation, who compete with prosthetics in a standing position.
Sundar Singh Gurjar also chipped in with a bronze, finishing behind Jhajharia in the men’s javelin throw F46 final. India’s medal count has now risen to seven, including one gold (shooting), three more than the four secured in the 2016 Rio Games.
And its all began with Avani Lekhara won a historic gold medal in the women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 final. The 19-year-old became the first Indian woman to win a Paralympic or an Olympic gold medal in the country’s history.
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