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Tokyo Paralympics: Sumit Antil wins gold in javelin throw F64 event

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Monday, 30 August 2021 (17:25 IST)
Tokyo: India's Sumit Antil clinched the gold medal in the men's javelin throw (F64) event at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics, here on Monday.

With the best throw of 68.85 m in the final, Sumit set a new world record and bagged the silver.

Antil's silver took India's medal count at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics to seven - their best-ever haul at a single Paralympics.

India had won four medals at the Rio 2016 Games, their previous best.

Another Indian in the final - Sandeep Chaudhary, finished fourth in the competition with a personal best of 62.20m.

Australia's Michael Burian bagged silver while Sri Lanka's Dulan Kodithuwakku took home bronze. (UNI)

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