Sunday 19th of September 2021

Follow Us

Breaking News

Sumit Antil wins F64 Javelin Throw gold medal with World record on his debut at Paralympic Games

 (FASTMAIL)-Sumit Antil today 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 today. He dominated the competition with the four best throws by any competitor, finally writing the world record at 68.55m with his fifth attempt. President  Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister i Narendra Modi, Sports Minister Shri Anurag Thakur and people across Nation congratulated Sumit for his achievement.


President  Ram Nath Kovind praised Sumit performance and tweeted, "Sumit Antil's historic performance in javelin throw at the #Paralympics is a moment of great pride for the country. Congratulations on winning the gold and setting a new world record. Every Indian is elated to hear the national anthem at the podium. You're a true champion!"


Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi congratulated Sumit and tweeted, “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."


Congratulating Sumit Antil, Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur tweeted, “The World Record has been broken ! India has won another GOLD MEDAL ! Sumit Antil congratulations on a splendid gold medal at #Tokyo2020  #Paralympics. Incredible throw, Inspirational feat! Javelin Throw F64 Final with a throw of 68.55m.”




 The 23-year-old Sumit Antil, who switched to Javelin Throw from wrestling only in 2018, made his intentions clear with an opening throw of 66.95m for a World record. He improved that to 68.08m with his second throw. His nearest rival, Australia’s Michael Burian had a best throw of 66.29m and Sri Lanka’s Dulan Kodithuwakku got bronze with a best effort of 65.61m.


Sumit Antil, who trains at the Sports Authority of India’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here, was involved in a motorcycle accident as a 17-year-old in 2015 and lost his left leg below the knee. That forced him to give up his dreams of pursuing a career in wrestling. But, using a prosthetic leg, he has been an inspiration, taking a three-year break from sport to focus on his education.


In the past few years, Sumit Antil has drawn on Government support not only to get prosthetics but also to compete internationally in seven meets. He finished fifth in the Asian Para Games in Jakarta in 2018 and won the F64 silver medal in the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai in 2019.


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. Combining with Yogesh Kathunia’s silver medal in the F56 Discus Throw and Avani Lekhara’s Air Rifle gold, the three Javelin Throw medals helped India finish the day with a haul of two gold, four silver and one bronze so far.

Related Sports News News

Root reached the top in the ICC Test rankings, Kohli out of the top five

 Dubai, 1 September (FMNews.). Joe Root, captain of the England cricket team in excellent form in the ongoing Test series against India, has reached the top in the latest Test rankings released by the ICC. Root has topped the Test rankings for the first time in 6 years. Root was ninth in the ba....

Kieron Pollard becomes the second batsman in the world to score 11,000 runs in T20 cricket

 Port of Spain, 1 September (FASTMAIL.). West Indies' explosive batsman Kieron Pollard has achieved a historic feat in T20 cricket on Tuesday. Pollard has become the second batsman in the world to score 11,000 runs in T20 cricket. Pollard achieved this feat while playing for the Trincomalee Kni....

Cristiano Ronaldo inked two-year deal with Manchester United

 Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo  inked a two-year deal with Manchester United to come back to the English club.  "Manchester United is delighted to confirm the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo on a two-year contract with the option to extend for a further year, subje....

India’s Avani Lekhara becomes the first Indian woman in history to win a Paralympic Gold medal in shooting for the country

 (FASTMAIL) -Avani Lekhara, 19-year-old para shooter, made history on Monday by winning the elusive Tokyo Paralympic Games gold. Competing in her maiden Paralympics, Avani shot 249.6 points in the R2 women’s 10m air rifle SH1 category for a Paralympic Record and equal the World Record. &n....

JSPL Foundation Celebrates National Sports Day-2021

 ANGUL:JSPL Foundation, the CSR arm of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (JSPL), celebrated National Sports Day-2021 at various youth clubs in the local areas.  To mark the occasion, the foundation organised different sensitisation sessions for the youths and provided Indoor gym equipment to thr....

Editor :
Jagadananda Pradhan
Email :
For Ads :
Ph : (+91)6764295999
Contact Us
© 2021 Fast Mail Media Pvt Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Developed by : FM Media Pvt Ltd.