Aug. 31, 2021

Sumit Antil set three world records on his way to winning the men’s Javelin Throw F64 gold medal on debut in the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.


  • He dominated the competition with the four best throws by any competitor, finally writing the world record at 68.55m with his fifth attempt.

  • India also won a silver and a bronze medal in the F46 Javelin Throw through Devendra Jhajharia (64.35m) and Sundar Singh Gurjar (64.01m) respectively.

  • Avani Lekhara, 19-year-old para shooter, made history on Monday by winning the elusive Tokyo Paralympic Games gold.

Source : PIB