sumit antil biography

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Sumit Antil, an Indian Paralympian javelin thrower was born 6 July 1998. He won the gold medal in F64 men’s javelin throwing at the 2020 summer paralympics. He set a world record by throwing 68.55 metres in the final.

Early life

he met with an accident on a motorbike in 2005, he lost his left leg below his knee. The GoSports Foundation supports Sumit through their Para Champions Programme. Rajkumar introduced Sumit to Para athletics while he was studying in Delhi.

Sumit began training with Nitin Jaiswal, a Delhi-based trainer in 2017, and he began competing on various National and International platforms. Sumit showed early that he was able to throw javelins better than others. He began performing well at various events on the National circuit, despite being only 20 years old. GoSports saw his talent and hard work, and induct him into the Para Champions Programme in 2019. He has only improved since.

Born6 July 1998
CountryIndia
SportPara-athletics
Disability classT64
Achievements and TitlesParalympic Finals 2020 Tokyo

Personal best WR68.55m (2021)
Medal RecordsMen’s Para-athletics
Paralympic GamesJavelin throw F64 (2020) Tokyo

Career

He made history at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix, Italy in 2019, when he set a world record in F64. This was en route to winning the Silver medal for the Combined Event. It is an amazing achievement. He won the Silver medal at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai in 2019, which was the culmination of his career.

Sumit Antil, who won the gold medal in the javelin throw F64 at the 2020 Summer Paralympics on 30 August 2021, threw 68.55m.

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