Tokyo Paralympics: Sumit Antil wins gold medal, sets world record in javelin throw

Today is getting better and better for India at the Tokyo Paralympics. After starting the day with gold, India has now got the second gold as well. Sumit Antil has won the gold medal in the F64 category by setting a world record in Javelin Throw.
This is India’s third medal of the day in Javelin Throw. Earlier, India had won two medals in the F46 category.

Sumit made a world record

Sumit’s performance was like this

Playing at the Paralympic Games for the first time, Sumit covered a distance of 66.95 meters in his first attempt of the F-64 event of the javelin throw. In his second attempt, he set a world record with a distance of 68.08 metres.
After 65.27 in the third attempt and 66.71 meters in the fourth attempt, he further improved his world record with a distance of 68.55 meters in the fifth attempt.

Sumit wanted to become a wrestler

Sumit, a resident of Khewda village of Sonepat, Haryana, wanted to become a wrestler and he was also taking training for it. However, a road accident in 2015 ended his dream forever.
While coming back from the arena, Sumit was hit by a tractor-trolley and due to this his left leg had to be amputated near the knee.

The story of Sumit’s javelin throw started in 2018

Despite being in bed for a long time, Sumit did not give up his dream of making a career in sports and in 2018 he met Naval Singh. Naval started Sumit’s training at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi.
Since then Sumit did not look back and kept on moving forward. Two years ago, Naval had said that Sumit could reach close to 70 meters in Tokyo.

Sumit’s performance was like this

Playing at the Paralympic Games for the first time, Sumit covered a distance of 66.95 meters in his first attempt of the F-64 event of the javelin throw. In his second attempt, he set a world record with a distance of 68.08 metres.
After 65.27 in the third attempt and 66.71 meters in the fourth attempt, he further improved his world record with a distance of 68.55 meters in the fifth attempt.

The story of Sumit’s javelin throw started in 2018

Despite being in bed for a long time, Sumit did not give up his dream of making a career in sports and in 2018 he met Naval Singh. Naval started Sumit’s training at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi.
Since then Sumit did not look back and kept on moving forward. Two years ago, Naval had said that Sumit could reach close to 70 meters in Tokyo.

 

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