Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Tokyo Paralympics: Sumit Antil wins gold and breaks world record

Sumit Antil broke the world record threefold with three of his six lance tosses in the last of the Tokyo Paralympics on Monday. With this, World No. 1 in the F64 classification, Sumit Antil won India's second gold in the Tokyo Paralympics and the first in games. (Peruse in Malayalam) 

The 23-year-old from Sonepat in Haryana, who lost his left leg beneath the knee after he was associated with a motorbike mishap in 2015, sent the lance to 68.55m in his fifth endeavor, which was awesome of the day by a significant distance and another world record. 

Truth be told, he bettered the past world record of 62.88m, additionally set by him, multiple times on the day. His last toss was a foul. His series read 66.95, 68.08, 65.27, 66.71, 68.55 and foul. 

Australian Michal Burian (66.29m) and Sri Lanka's Dulan Kodithuwakku (65.61m) took the silver and bronze separately. 

The F64 classification is for competitors with a leg removal, who rival prosthetics in a standing position. Sumit was at first a grappler yet a mishap in 2015 stopped his life. He abandoned his fantasy to turn into a grappler yet forged ahead the donning way. 

This was India's seventh award at these Games. Shooter Avani Lekhara and Sumit have won gold awards. Three additional silvers have been won in Athletics, and one in Table Tennis. One bronze award has additionally been won in Athletics. 

Sumit Antil – 🥇 

Avani Lekhara - 🥇 

Devendra Jhajharia – 🥈 

Yogesh Kathuniya – 🥈 

Bhavina Patel – 🥈 

Nishad Kumar – 🥈 

Sundar Singh Gurjar – 🥉 

Sumit had likewise contended with Olympic boss Neeraj Chopra in the healthy Indian Grand Prix series 3 on March 5 in Patiala. He completed seventh with a best toss of 66.43m while Chopra broke his own public record with a major exertion of 88.07m. 

He won a silver in the F64 lance toss at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai.

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