Sumit Antil wins javelin throw gold at Tokyo Paralympics

Sumit broke the world record thrice on his way to winning gold in the Men's Javelin Throw final (F64) at Tokyo Paralympics on Monday.

Sumit won gold in the Men's Javelin Throw final (F64) at Tokyo Paralympics.   -  REUTERS

India's Sumit Antil won gold in the men's javelin F64/44 final with a world record throw of 68.55m at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games on Monday. Australia's Michal Burian won silver with a throw of 66.29m while Sri Lanka's Dulan Kodithuwakku won bronze with 65.61m.

Sumit's compatriot Sandeep (62.20m) finished fourth in the event.

This is India's second gold medal and seventh medal at the Games so far. Earlier, Avani  Lekhara won the women's 10m air rifle standing finals (SH 1), while Yogesh Kathuniya won silver in the men's discus throw F56 event.

 

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Devendra Jhajharia won silver in the men's F46 javelin throw event with a personal best effort of 64.35m. Two-time reigning world champion Sundar Singh Gurjar won bronze with a throw of 64.01m.

On Sunday, Bhavinaben Patel and Nishad Kumar won a silver each in women's singles table tennis class 4 and men's T47 high jump events respectively.

Vinod Kumar's bronze medal in men's discus throw F52 will not stand. He is designated as "Classification not Completed" and results of the competition are void.

 

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