Sumit Antil wins India’s 2nd Gold Medal at Tokyo Paralympics with new world record in Javelin Throw

India’s Sumit Antil won a gold medal in the final of the men’s javelin throw (F64) event in Tokyo Paralympics, on Monday. 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.

Another Indian competitor in the event, Sandeep Chaudhary finished fourth with a best throw of 62.20.

This was India’s last medal event for the day, and the country has won two golds, two silvers, and a bronze. Yesterday, India won a silver and two bronze. However, one of the bronze medals, that of discus thrower Vinod Kumar’s was declared ineligible after being found ineligible in the disability classification assessment.

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