Indian Javelin thrower Sumit Antil obliterated his own world record in the men’s F64 category with a throw of 68.08 meters and clinched the Gold Medal of the Paralympic Games 2020.
Sumit flinged the javelin which covered the distance of 66.95m in the first attempt and broke his world record of 62.88m set in Dubai in 2019. Sumit creates a new world record in the second attempt. This time he threw the javelin up to 68.08 meters. However, in the third attempt, he threw at best 65.27 meters. After this, in the fourth striving, he covered a distance of 66.71 meters. In the fifth and final attempt, Sumit once again speechless the world with his might and this time set another new world record by throwing the javelin to a distance of 68.55 meters.
Sumit Antil has been honored by the Government of India with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award, on the 73rd Republic Day.
|Real Name||Sumit Antil|
|Profession||Javelin thrower and Paralympian|
|Height||6 feet 2 inches (189 Meter)|
|Shoe Size||11 US|
|Born||7 June 1998|
|Age (as of 2021)||23 Years|
|Birth Place||Khewra, Sonipat, Haryana|
|HomeTown||Khewra, Sonipat, Haryana.|
|College/University||Ramjas College, Delhi University|
|Educational||Graduate in Commerce|
|Parents||Late Ram Kumar Antil (Father)|
Air Force Officer
Smt. Nirmala Devi ( Mother)
|Sibling||Kiran Antil |
|Types Of Impairment||Limb Differences|
|International||Silver medal in the World Para Athletics Championships 2019 F64 category.|
Gold Medal in Tokyo Paralympics 2020, F64 Category.
|Net Worth||6 Crore Rupees.|
|Inspiration||Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt|
|Supported By||GoSports Foundation|
Facts about Sumit Antil
- Sumit dreamed of becoming a wrestler since childhood and to learn wrestling, Sumit Antil used to practice wrestling in an arena in Sonepat. Sumit Antil wanted to do something big in the field of wrestling, considering Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt as his inspiration, But fate had something else in mind!
- In the year 2015, Sumit Antil was going somewhere on his bike. During this, a tractor hit his bike from behind.In this accident, one wheel of the tractor passed over the left leg of Sumit Antil. In such a situation, his leg had to be amputated to save his life
- In this way Sumit Antil’s dream of becoming a wrestler was broken. However, he did not lose courage and decided to make his career in the field of sports.
- In the year 2018, Sumit Antil linked up Asian Games silver medalist Virendra Dhankhar. After this Virendra Dhankhar got Sumit Antil to meet Naval Singh, the spear coach of AFI’s para-athletes at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi. Coach Naval Singh, after meeting Sumit Antil, guided him to become a javelin thrower.
- According to coach Naval Singh, Sumit Antil struggled a lot to become a successful javelin thrower. He used to get up at 3 in the morning and practice.
|Previous World Record||62.55-meter Javelin throw|
|Current World Record||68.55 Meter Javelin throw|
Haryana government to honor gold medalist javelin thrower, Sumit Antil, with a cash reward of Rs 6 crore rupees along with a Government Job.
2022- Padma Shri by Government Of India. (On 73rd Republic Day)
PM Modi calls Sumit Antil to congratulate
PM Modi calls Tokyo Paralympic gold medalist to congratulate
What did PM Modi say-
Prime Minister Modi called up and congratulated Sumit Antil for achieving the gold and performing the historic accomplishment. The PM told Sumit that he made the country proud and admired his spirit of resilience. He said that the youngsters will be motivated by Sumit and Sumit has also made his family proud.
Earlier, the PM tweeted, “Our athletes will continue to shine in Paralympics! The nation is proud of Sumit Antil’s record-breaking performance in the Paralympics. Congratulations Sumit for winning the coveted gold medal. Wishing you all the very best for the future.”