Sumit Antil secured India’s 2nd gold at the Tokyo Paralympics after winning the finals of the boys’s javelin F64 class. The para athlete hurled his javelin 68.85m, which furthermore noticed him accomplish a recent world sage.
Sumit, who broke the field sage with a 66.95m throw in his first try, bettered it to 68.08m in his 2nd and then touched 68.85m in his fifth try.
In actuality, he bettered the outdated world sage of 62.88m, furthermore pickle by him, 5 cases on the day. His sixth try used to be a incorrect. His sequence read 66.95, 68.08, 65.27, 66.71, 68.55 and incorrect.
Meanwhile, Australia’s Michael Burian and Sri Lanka’s Dulan Kodithuwakku performed 2nd and third respectively.
Sumit Antil sets a WR alongside with his first 66.95m throw!
Breaks his OWN WR alongside with his 2nd 68.08m try!
Breaks it but AGAIN in his Fifth try with 68.55m
Wins the Males’s Javelin F64 #Gold for #IND! #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics #ParaAthletics pic.twitter.com/q3Nl2m1dLM
— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) August 30, 2021
The F64 category is for athletes with a leg amputation, who compete with prosthetics in a standing space.
The Indian contingent had a mountainous originate on Monday securing four medals in the span of an hour. Avani Lejhara, who became the first Indian females para athlete to take a gold in Paralympics, got India its third medal. She received the females’s 10m air rifle standing SH1 match with a total get of 249.6 and equalled the field sage.
Yogesh Kathuniya clinched silver in the boys’s Discus throw (F56) and India then received two extra medals in the boys’s javelin throw (F46) match.