Friday, June 21

Sumit Antil and Mariyappan Thangavelu Win Gold at World Para Athletics Championships

At the World Para Athletics Championships held in Kobe, Japan, Sumit Antil and Mariyappan Thangavelu brought home gold medals, reaffirming India's prowess in para-sports.

Indian para-athletes continue to shine on the global stage. At the World Para Athletics Championships held in Kobe, Japan, Sumit Antil and Mariyappan Thangavelu brought home gold medals, reaffirming India’s prowess in para-sports.

Sumit Antil’s Javelin Triumph

Sumit Antil defended his world title in the men’s F64 javelin throw event with a throw of 68.55 meters. His dominant performance left no room for doubt about his supremacy in the discipline. Antil’s victory not only secured the gold but also set a new championship record, surpassing his previous best.

Mariyappan Thangavelu’s Historic High-Jump Gold

In the men’s T63 high-jump event, Mariyappan Thangavelu made history by winning India’s first-ever gold medal in this category. Clearing a height of 1.92 meters, Thangavelu’s performance was both inspirational and a milestone for Indian para-athletics. His journey from overcoming adversity to reaching the pinnacle of success serves as a beacon of hope for many aspiring athletes.

Impact on Indian Para-Athletics

These victories are monumental for Indian para-athletics, showcasing the country’s growing dominance in the field. They also highlight the support and infrastructure provided to these athletes, enabling them to compete and succeed at the highest levels. With the Paris Paralympics on the horizon, these performances boost India’s medal prospects significantly‚Äč.

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