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Tokyo Paralympics: Sumit Antil and Avani Lekhara won gold by creating history, these players also won medals

Sumit Antil has set a new record of making javelin throw three times in a single event. He threw 66.95 meters in his first attempt and set a world record

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Indian athletes have created history by performing brilliantly in the Tokyo Paralympics. Indian players have won two gold medals in a day at the Tokyo Paralympics. Indian athlete Sumit Antil has won the gold medal in the javelin throw. He has created a new history by breaking the world record thrice in just 15 minutes.

Sumit Antil has set a new record of making javelin throw three times in a single event. He threw 66.95 meters in his first attempt and set a world record. A few minutes later, Sumit broke his own record by throwing 68.08 meters in the second attempt and then Sumit made the world record for the third time in this event by throwing 68.55 meters in the fifth attempt.

This is the second gold medal for India at the Tokyo Paralympics today. Earlier, Para shooter Avani Lekhara created history in shooting and won the gold medal in 10m Air Rifles.

 

This is the second gold medal for India in the Tokyo Paralympics today. Earlier, Para shooter Avani Lekhara, creating history in shooting, won the gold medal in 10m Air Rifles. Avani is the first Indian female athlete to win a gold medal in the Paralympics. It is also India’s first gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics, won by Avani Lekhara.

 

Today has been a wonderful day at the Tokyo Paralympics. India’s Yogesh Kathuniya won the silver medal in the men’s F-56 discus throw event along with Sumit Antil and Avani Lekhara’s gold medals. Devendra Jhajharia has also won silver medal in men’s javelin throw competition. Apart from this, Indian athlete Sundar Singh Gurjar has won the bronze medal. India has a total of seven medals in the Tokyo Paralympics.

 

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