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New Delhi : Sumit Antil on August 30, 2021, set three world records on his way to winning the men’s Javelin Throw F64 gold medal on debut at the Paralympic Gamesat Tokyo. He dominated the competition with the four best throws by any competitor finally writing the world record at 68.55m with his fifth attempt.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, and people across Nation congratulated Sumit for his achievement, according to a PIB release.

President Ram Nath Kovind praised Sumit performance and tweeted, “Sumit Antil’s historic performance in javelin throw at the #Paralympics is a moment of great pride for the country. Congratulations on winning the gold and setting a new world record. Every Indian is elated to hear the national anthem at the podium. You’re a true champion!”

President of India
@rashtrapatibhvn
Sumit Antil’s historic performance in javelin throw at the #Paralympics is a moment of great pride for the country. Congratulations on winning the gold and setting a new world record. Every Indian is elated to hear the national anthem at the podium. You’re a true champion!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Sumit and tweeted, “Our athletes continue to shine at the #Paralympics! The nation is proud of Sumit Antil’s record-breaking performance in the Paralympics. Congratulations Sumit for winning the prestigious Gold medal. Wishing you all the best for the future.”

Narendra Modi
@narendramodi
Our athletes continue to shine at the #Paralympics! The nation is proud of Sumit Antil’s record-breaking performance in the Paralympics. Congratulations Sumit for winning the prestigious Gold medal. Wishing you all the best for the future.

Anurag Thakur
@ianuragthakur
The World Record has been broken ! India 🇮🇳 has won another GOLD🥇 MEDAL ! Sumit Antil congratulations on a splendid 🥇 at #Tokyo2020  #Paralympics  Incredible throw, Inspirational feat ! • Javelin Throw F64 Final with a throw of 68.55m #Praise4Para  #Cheer4India