One evening in 2015, 17-year-old Sumit’s bike was hit by a tractor and his leg was amputated. Sumit’s father, who served in the Air Force, died at the age of 7. As soon as Sumit won the gold, India’s medal tally reached seven by Monday. Tokyo: Another player born in Haryana has made a name for himself in the country. Sumit Antil of Sonepat, who once dreamed of getting the country a medal in wrestling, won the gold medal in javelin throw in Paralympics. This is India’s second gold medal. Earlier, female shooter Avani Lekhara won the gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle SH1 on Monday morning.
an accident changed my life
Born on June 7, 1998, Sumit’s journey has been full of difficulties. He lost a leg in a road accident six years ago. Still, he never gave up in life. He faced every situation bravely. Sumit’s father, who served in the Air Force, died at the age of 7. Raising three daughters and one son was not easy for the mother. One evening in 2015, 17-year-old Sumit’s bike was hit by a tractor. Sumit lost one leg in this accident.
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After being hospitalized for several months, Sumit was fitted with a prosthetic leg in 2016. Sumit was already fond of sports. He was guided by Sports Authority of India coach Virendra Dhankhade. In Delhi, coach Naval Singh prepared him for the javelin throw. Ranked 5th in the 2018 Asian Championships. She won a silver medal at the World Championships in 2019, then proved her handicap against achievements by winning gold at the National Games in the same year.
Set three world records in a few minutes
Sumit won the gold medal by throwing the javelin 68.55 meters away. This is a new world record. Sumit started the final with 66.95m in the first attempt and broke the world record. The second attempt broke his own world record set a few minutes earlier. This time his score was 68.08 meters. On the fifth attempt again set a new world record and finished first. Thus set three world records in the final. His sixth and last throw was a foul.
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Paralympics is best for India
As Sumit won the gold, India’s medal tally jumped to seven. It was the fifth medal on Monday. Earlier, Sumit Antil, Avani, Devendra Jajaria, Sundar Singh Gurjar and Yogesh Kathunia also won medals for the country on Monday. Devendra and Sundar won medals in javelin throw F46, while Yogesh won medals in discus throw in T56. Meanwhile, India’s Sandeep Choudhary finished fourth in the F44 category with a throw of 62.20m and missed out on a medal. Sandeep’s best throw is 6.18m and he could have won a medal had he been able to replicate the performance. India has so far won two gold, four silver and one bronze medals in Paralympics. Earlier, India had won four medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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