Tokyo Paralympics: Sumit Antil wins GOLD with World Record throw; Gambhir, KL Rahul hail javelin thrower- India’s paralympic contingent continues to make huge inroads and Sumit Antil was the latest to finish on the podium at the Tokyo Paralympics. The javelin thrower broke the world record in three of his five attempts at the Olympic Stadium, to clinch India’s second gold medal at the Games, following Avani Lekhara’s efforts earlier today. Following Sumit’s achievement, the cricket fraternity led by Gautam Gambhir, Harsha Bhogle, Kl Rahul and Co.
India at Tokyo Paralympics: Gautam Gambhir was quick to send Sumit Antil his heartfelt wishes, tweeting, “An Indian throw has hit another golden mark! India is elated today #SumitAntil”. Harsha Bhogle also expressed his delight at Sumit’s exploits on social media. Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul also congratulated the javelin thrower along with other medallists at the Tokyo Paralympics.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 30, 2021
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 30, 2021
You gave it your all to achieve sporting glory for the nation 🇮🇳 and we are so proud of your achievements. Keep shining ⭐@AvaniLekhara, Sumit Antil 🥇@nishad_hj, @DevJhajharia, @YogeshKathuniya 🥈 and @SundarSGurjar 🥉 Well done 👏👏
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) August 30, 2021
The IPL 2021 franchises will also chipped in with wishes for Sumit Antil and congratulated him for his efforts.
𝐒𝐔𝐌𝐈𝐓 𝐀𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐋, 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐋𝐄𝐆𝐄𝐍𝐃 🙌
🇮🇳 have won another 𝐆𝐎𝐋𝐃, courtesy of a stunning performance from Sumit in the Men’s Javelin F64 final 😍🥇
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) August 30, 2021
🇮🇳 Javelin Throwers have been killing it in Tokyo 🤩💙
Sumit Antil scripts history, bags a 🥇in the Javelin Throw F64 event 🔥
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) August 30, 2021
sᴜᴍᴍɪᴛ Antil! 🔝
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) August 30, 2021
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) August 30, 2021