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Golden hour for India and Sumit Antil

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Tokyo Paralympics: Sumit Antil clinched India’s 2nd Gold at Tokyo Paralympic 2020. Earlier today, shooter Avani Lekhara clinched a historic gold for India. The javelin thrower broke his own world record thrice in the process of securing the top step.

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Sumit  Antil dominated in the men’s Javelin throw F64 final. His series read 66.95m, 68.08m, 65.27m, 66.71. And in his fifth attempt threw a mammoth throw of 68.55m which was a new world record and personal best for Antil which helped him secure a historic gold for India.

Sumit Antil | KreedOn
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Antil seemed to be a man on a mission as he created and shattered 3 world records in the process. Michael Burian of Australia settled for silver. Dulan Kodithuwakku of Sri Lanka bagged the bronze. Another Indian Sandeep Chaudhary finished 4th with a season-best of 62.20m. The National anthem was played once again at the Tokyo Stadium after Neeraj Chopra‘s historic Gold in the same sport at the Olympics.

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Earlier today, India secured a double podium in the men’s standing Javelin F46 class. Veteran Devendra Jhajharia secured silver and Sundar Gurjar secured the bronze medal.

This golden result meant India won a whopping 5 medals today (Day 6). 4 of those coming in Athletics. India’s medal tally at the moment is at 7 medals. With 2 Gold, 4 Silver, and 1 Bronze. India is ranked 26th in the medal tally currently.


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