It’s rain medal for India at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 as Sumit Antil clinches India’s second gold in Paralympics by winning men’s javelin throw F64 event with a world record throw of 68.55 metres.
Hours after shooter Avani Lekhara became the first-ever Indian woman to win an individual gold medal at Paralympics, Sumit Antil created a new world record to win in men’s javelin throw F64 event with a throw of 66.95m.
Sumit set the new record with a throw of 68.08 in his second attempt. The previous world record, also in his name, was 62.88m, which he created in Dubai in 2019.
He returned for a monster throw of 68.55 in his fight attempt.
Another Indian competitor in the event, Sandeep Chaudhary finished fourth with a best throw of 62.20.
This was India’s last medal event for the day, and the country has won two golds, two silvers and a bronze. While we all are celebrating for the medals India lost Bronze medal, after discus thrower Vinod Kumar was declared ineligible after being found ineligible in the disability classification assessment.
With this win India’s medal tally reached seven. India rose to 25th rank from 34th position at point table. India now has Two Gold, Four Silver, and One Bronze.