Indian sports has never seen such a day. It rained medals for India, literally, on Monday. Although, Hours after shooter Avani Lekhara became the first-ever Indian woman to win an individual gold medal. Sumit Antil created a new world record to win in men’s javelin throw – F64.
After starting with a well throw of 66.95m. Sumit set the new record with a throw of 68.08 in his second attempt. The previous world record, also in his name, was 62.88m, which he created in Dubai in 2019. But that’s not over. He returned for a monster throw of 68.55 in his fight attempt. Another Indian competitor in the event, Sandeep Chaudhary finished fourth with a best throw of 62.20.
Sri Lanka’s Dulan Kodithuwakku kept Antil on his toes during the 10-man final with throws of 62.11, 59.81, 63.49, 65.61, 61.64 and 65.05. But it was Australia’s Michal Burian who took the silver with a best throw of 66.29 in his final attempt.
This was India’s last medal event for the day. However, India has won two golds, two silvers and a bronze. Yesterday, India won a silver and two bronze. But one of the bronze medals, that of discus thrower Vinod Kumar’s was declared ineligible after being found ineligible in the disability classification assessment.