On Monday, 23-year-old competitor Sumit Antil secured a gold decoration as well as made a world record during the spear toss finals of the continuous Tokyo Paralympics.
An occupant of Sonepat in Haryana, Sumit lost his left leg underneath the knee after he was engaged with a motorbike mishap in 2015. In the finals, he sent the lance to 68.55m in his fifth endeavor, which was awesome of the day by a serious distance and another world record. His success got India its second gold at the Paralympics after shooter Avani Lekhara.
Numerous Bollywood and TV big names took to online media to compliment these youthful competitors. Praising both the gold champs, Sidharth Shukla tweeted, “Indians doing right by us again and again… a World Record notwithstanding the #Gold in #Paralympics … congrats #SumitAntil and #AvaniLekhara.
Akshay Kumar likewise shared a photograph of Sumit and stated, “One more #Gold for India! Heartiest congrats #SumitAntil on the record-breaking toss 🙌🏻 What a splendid exhibition. We are so pleased with you. #Paralympics #Tokyo2020.”
A games fan himself, Abhishek Bachchan shared on Twitter, “A power to deal with! Congrats, #SumitAntil, for winning a #gold award and overwhelming #TokyoParalympics with a world record in #JavelinThrow.”
Then again, Priety Zinta posted on Twitter, “A #Gold award and a world record! Congratulations #SumitAntil on your magnificent success!” while Taapsee Pannu tweeted, “Lance once more! Gold again ! Also, with that the decoration count for India in Paralympics goes to 8! Congrats Sumit Antil!”