August 30, 2021 7:48:00 pm
On Monday, 23-year-old athlete Sumit Antil not only clinched a gold medal but also created a world record during the javelin throw finals of the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics.
A resident of Sonepat in Haryana, Sumit lost his left leg below the knee after he was involved in a motorbike accident in 2015. In the finals, he sent the spear to 68.55m in his fifth attempt, which was the best of the day by quite a distance and a new world record. His win got India its second gold at the Paralympics after shooter Avani Lekhara.
Many Bollywood and TV celebrities took to social media to congratulate these young athletes. Congratulating both the gold winners, Sidharth Shukla tweeted, “Indians making us proud over and over again… a World Record in addition to the #Gold in #Paralympics … congratulations #SumitAntil and #AvaniLekhara.”
Akshay Kumar also shared a photo of Sumit and wrote, “Yet another #Gold for India! Heartiest congratulations #SumitAntil on the record-breaking throw 🙌🏻 What a brilliant performance. We are so proud of you. #Paralympics #Tokyo2020.”
A sports enthusiast himself, Abhishek Bachchan shared on Twitter, “A force to reckon with! Congratulations, #SumitAntil, for winning a #gold medal and taking #TokyoParalympics by storm with a world record in #JavelinThrow.”
On the other hand, Priety Zinta posted on Twitter, “A #Gold medal and a world record! Congrats #SumitAntil on your glorious win!” while Taapsee Pannu tweeted, “Javelin again! Gold again ! And with that the medal tally for India in Paralympics goes to 8! Congratulations Sumit Antil!”
See all congratulatory messages for Sumit Antil here:
Yet another #Gold for India! Heartiest congratulations #SumitAntil on the record-breaking throw 🙌🏻 What a brilliant performance. We are so proud of you. #Paralympics #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/53inWDNtO1
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 30, 2021
लट्ठ गाड़ कै, पाड़ कै, फेर गाड़ दिया !!!
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) August 30, 2021
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) August 30, 2021
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) August 30, 2021
Here comes another GOLD for India as #SumitAntil sets a new world record in Javelin throw with 68.55m who broke his own record thrice in the final today.
— Sai Dharam Tej (@IamSaiDharamTej) August 30, 2021
— Tahir Raj Bhasin (@TahirRajBhasin) August 30, 2021
Javelin again! Gold again !
And with that the medal tally for India in Paralympics goes to 8!
Congratulations Sumit Antil! https://t.co/0t0LfcE0oo
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) August 30, 2021
— Gautam Rode (@gautam_rode) August 30, 2021
— Sidharth Shukla (@sidharth_shukla) August 30, 2021
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) August 30, 2021
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