Sumit Antil wins gold in the javelin throw at the Tokyo Paralympics. On Monday, he broke the world record thrice with three of his six javelin throws in the final at the Tokyo Games.
He threw the spear to 68.55m in his fifth attempt which was at quite a distance and a new world record. He broke his previous world record of 62.88m five times on the day. However, his last throw was a foul and his series read 66.95, 68.08, 65.27, 66.71, 68.55, and foul.
He is a 23-year-old from Sonepat in Haryana who lost his left leg below the knee in a motorbike accident in 2015. Antil became the World No. 1 in the F64 category after he won India’s second gold medal in Tokyo and the first in athletics. F64 category is for the athletes with a leg amputation who compete in the game with a prosthetic in a standing position. This was India’s 7th medal in the Tokyo Paralympics.
Australian Michal Burian won the silver medal for 66.29m and Sri Lanka’s Dulan Kodithuwakku won bronze for 65.61m.