On the 6th day of the Paralympics 2021, Indian athletes are not just winning the medals but also making world records. The man with steel arms and unbreakable spirit, Sumit Antil, smashes his own records back to back in 5 attempts at the Javelin Throw F64 event.
Sumit Antil Made World Records Back-to-Back In Paralympics 2021
And Here’s how #WorldRecord is Made 💥
— Sonal Goel IAS (@sonalgoelias) August 30, 2021
The 23-year old has set the bar high for the other javelin throwers at the Paralympic event. He gave his personal best at the first attempt with a 66.95m high throw. It was just the beginning of setting records that nobody expected.
Our athletes continue to shine at the #Paralympics! The nation is proud of Sumit Antil’s record-breaking performance in the Paralympics.
Congratulations Sumit for winning the prestigious Gold medal. Wishing you all the best for the future.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 30, 2021
In the second attempt, he broke his own record set a few seconds ago with a record-breaking throw of 68.08m. With this, everyone knew Sumit Antil is going to get gold but he surprised everyone in the final attempt holding the top spot with a world record throw of 68.55m.
🇮🇳 Look at the tricolour flying high!
🔥🥇 Courtesy one man who broke a world record three times enroute to a historic gold for India in javelin (F64).
— Sportstar (@sportstarweb) August 30, 2021
Wrestler turned Javelin thrower, Sumit Antil, made three world records in the event. This is India’s second gold medal in the Tokyo Paralympics 2021 event. The total score of India is 7 including 1 bronze, 4 silver, and 2 gold.
The country has won medals in Women’s 10m air rifle standing, Men’s discus throw, javelin throw, and table tennis.