Tokyo Paralympics champion Sumit Antil (Javelin) and silver medalist Yogesh Kathuniya (discus thrower) created a new world record. They achieved these milestones at the ongoing fourth Indian Open National Para Athletics Championships at the Sri Kanteerava stadium (Bengaluru) on Friday.
Sumit Antil created a new world record after hurling the spear high in the sky to a record distance of 68.62m. He bettered his Javelin throw of 68.55m, secured in the F64 category at the Tokyo Paralympics.
New 🌏 Record
🔹️Sumit – Javelin Throw(M)- 68.62m (WR)
🔹️Yogesh- Discus Throw(M) – 48.34m (WR) pic.twitter.com/NPovMrB1UZ
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On the other hand, Yogesh Kathuniya created a new world record in the discus throw event with a throw of 48.34m at the National Para Athletics Championships 2022.