Tokyo: Sumit Antil won India’s second gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics setting and breaking his own world record thrice in men’s javelin throw F64 event here on Monday.
Sumit finished with a best throw of 68.55m, taking the pole position comfortably.
He Throws, He Smashes!!!
In his 2nd Throw, #SumitAntil creates a new World Record, breaking the one he set just minutes ago!!!🔥
1️⃣ Throw 66.95 – New WR
2️⃣ Throw 68.08 – New WR#Praise4Para #Javelin @ParaAthletics @Tokyo2020hi @Paralympics @Media_SAI @Tokyo2020 @ianuragthakur pic.twitter.com/zKVMgxCAP5
— Paralympic India 🇮🇳 #Cheer4India 🏅 #Praise4Para (@ParalympicIndia) August 30, 2021
He started with 66.95m in his very first attempt, which broke his previous personal best of 62.88m by a sizeable margin. He beat that on his second attempt with a massive effort of 68.08m as he led the field from the start.
His next two attempts were 65.27m and 66.71m, both of which would have broken the record he had set at 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai. But the Indian saved the best for later as he threw 68.55m to better his world record for the third time in six attempts in the final.