Tokyo Paralympics: Twitter Explodes As Sumit Antil Breaks World Record Thrice En Route Javelin (F64) Gold
Tokyo Paralympics: India's Sumit Antil won the gold in men's javelin F64 category in style, breaking the world record thrice in the final.
- Twitter exploded with wishes for Sumit Antil, who won gold in Paralympics
- Sumit won gold in men's javelin throw (F64 category) on Monday
- Sumit broke his world record thrice, finishing with best effort of 68.55m
India's Sumit Antil won gold in men's javelin throw (F64 category) on Monday as the country's gold medal count increased to two at the Tokyo Paralympics. Sumit threw a world record 68.55m to clinch the gold medal. In an absolutely stunning performance, he set new world records thrice in the final. Wishes and congratulatory messages poured in for the para-athlete with Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the way. "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," tweeted PM Modi.
Our athletes continue to shine at the #Paralympics! The nation is proud of Sumit Antil's record-breaking performance in the Paralympics.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 30, 2021
Congratulations Sumit for winning the prestigious Gold medal. Wishing you all the best for the future.
Sports Authority of India was among the first to congratulate Sumit. "Sumit Antil came with the intention to win & he showed the world what he's capable of by breaking the World Record to win it," tweeted SAI.
It's 2nd for INDIA at #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) August 30, 2021
Sumit Antil came with the intention to win & he showed the world what he's capable of by breaking the World Record to win it!!!
He wins Gold in Javelin Throw F64 Final with a throw of 68.55m#Praise4Para#Cheer4India pic.twitter.com/dnBJ5Ci729
"Speechless", wrote Tokyo 2020 for India's official handle on Twitter.
SPEECHLESS— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) August 30, 2021
Sumit Antil sets a WR with his first 66.95m throw!
Breaks his OWN WR with his second 68.08m attempt!
Breaks it yet AGAIN in his 5th attempt with 68.55m
Wins the Men's Javelin F64 #Gold for #IND! #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics #ParaAthletics pic.twitter.com/q3Nl2m1dLM
"World record over world record", exclaimed Paralympian Deepa Malik, as she posted videos from Sumit's event.
World record over world record... First throw makes one with 66.95 and second throw breaks it with 68+ ... God #SumitAntil is rocking the @Paralympics @Tokyo2020hi @ianuragthakur @Media_SAI @NisithPramanik @IndiaSports @narendramodi @PTI_News pic.twitter.com/sZ1dHKPF3V— Deepa Malik (@DeepaAthlete) August 30, 2021
Beijing Olympics gold medallist Abhinav Bindra also posted his message for Sumit on Twitter.
Another Gold for India! Sumit Antil breaking the world record thrice in the men's javelin F64! Absolutely astonishing display of strength to cap off an excellent day for India in the #Tokyo2020 Paralympics! Take a bow young man! #Praise4Para— Abhinav A. Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 30, 2021
Sumit's exploits stunned the viewers all over the world as not only did he better his standing world record of 62.88m in F64 category with his very first throw but he also went past his first attempt of 66.95m twice.
Sumit threw 68.08m in his second attempt before spearing the javelin for a best effort of 68.55m in his fifth attempt.