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.