Tokyo: India’s medal rush at the Tokyo Paralympics Games continued on Monday with Sumit Antil breaking his own world record in the Men’s Javelin F64 category with a throw of 68.55m to hand India the second gold medal of the Paralympic Games 2020, while Sandeep Chaudhary finished fourth with a best throw of 62.20m.
Our athletes continue to shine at the #Paralympics! The nation is proud of Sumit Antil’s record-breaking performance in the Paralympics.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 30, 2021
Congratulations Sumit for winning the prestigious Gold medal. Wishing you all the best for the future.
Meanwhile, Australia’s Michal Burian bagged the silver with a best throw of 66.29m while Sri Lanka’s Dulan Kodithuwakku won bronze with a best attempt of 65.61m.
Antil with his very first throw broke the existing world record in the F64 category and took the lead. He then set the world record again in his second attempt with a throw of 68.08m. His third and fourth attempts were 65.27 and 66.71, respectively, In his fifth attempt, Antil threw 68.55m to set a world record for the third time in the day and ensured India it's second gold medal at Tokyo Paralympics.
Earlier, shooter Avani Lekhara made history as she became the first Indian woman to win gold at the Paralympics.
2️⃣ #Gold medals, 1️⃣ incredible day for #IND 🔥— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) August 30, 2021
Avani Lekhara & Sumit Antil make it to the pinnacle of the #Paralympics in #ShootingParaSport & #ParaAthletics respectively, capping off a wonderful day for the Indian contingent! 😍#Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/4iUKnHGnPs
India won a total of five medals on Day 6 with Sumit Antil and Avani Lekhara striking gold. Veteran Devendra Jhajharia, Yogesh Kathuniya won silver while Sunar Singh Gurjar claimed bronze.
With seven medals already, India has already registered its best-ever haul at the Paralympic Games.
What a spectacular day for India at the #Paralympics— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 30, 2021
#Gold medal for Sumit Antil (F64) and a #Silver and #Bronze for Devendra Jhajharia and Sundar Singh Gurjar respectively (F46) .
So proud of these rockstars. #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/lAJAOdDTQD
One more Gold for India!!— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) August 30, 2021
Player Sumit Antil wins gold in Men's Javelin Throw with World Record throw of 68.55m. Many congratulations to Sumit for the great success. Your stupendous performance will inspire generations. #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics #Cheer4India #Praise4Para pic.twitter.com/vB0Wx1P7g2
The nation is elated by Sumit Antil’s stunning performance at the #Paralympics— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 30, 2021
Congratulations to him for winning the Gold Medal in Javelin Throw. His success is inspiring for the people and a proud moment for the country.