Sumit Antil secured India’s second gold on the Tokyo Paralympics after winning the finals of the males’s javelin F64 class. The para athlete hurled his javelin 68.85m, which also noticed him create a brand sleek world sage.
Sumit, who broke the arena sage with a 66.95m throw in his first strive, bettered it to 68.08m in his second after which touched 68.85m in his fifth strive.
If truth be told, he bettered the earlier world sage of 62.88m, also characteristic by him, five times on the day. His sixth strive became as soon as a pass. His sequence learn 66.95, 68.08, 65.27, 66.71, 68.55 and pass.
In the intervening time, Australia’s Michael Burian and Sri Lanka’s Dulan Kodithuwakku completed second and third respectively.
Sumit Antil devices a WR along with his first 66.95m throw!
Breaks his OWN WR along with his second 68.08m strive!
Breaks it but AGAIN in his 5th strive with 68.55m
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The F64 class is for athletes with a leg amputation, who compete with prosthetics in a standing situation.
The Indian contingent had a gigantic originate on Monday securing four medals in the span of an hour. Avani Lejhara, who grew to became the first Indian ladies para athlete to preserve shut a gold in Paralympics, got India its third medal. She won the ladies’s 10m air rifle standing SH1 tournament with a total ranking of 249.6 and equalled the arena sage.
Yogesh Kathuniya clinched silver in the males’s Discus throw (F56) and India then won two more medals in the males’s javelin throw (F46) tournament.