Tokyo Paralympics: India's Sumit Antil Wins Gold in Javelin Throw
Sumit began with a throw of 66.95m to top the standings after round 1 and set a new world record.
NEW DELHI: India's Sumit Antil on Monday set a new world record to win the gold medal in the men's javelin throw (F64) event at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics. With the best throw of 68.85 m in the final in Japan, he took India's medal count to 7.
Sumit began with a throw of 66.95m to top the standings after round 1 and set a new world record. He then consolidated his position with his second throw of 68.08m and smashed the previous world record. In the third and fourth throws, respectively, he threw 65.27m and 66.71.
However, Sumit wasn't done yet. He set a third new world record on his fifth attempt, throwing the javelin 66.85m from the starting line. He capped off the historic grand finale with a foul throw.
His compatriot, Sandeep Chaudhary, finished fourth in the competition with a personal best of 62.20m. While Australia's Michael Burian bagged silver, Sri Lanka's Dulan Kodithuwakku took home bronze.
This is a developing story.