Sumit Antil is an India-based Para Javelin Thrower. He rose to fame after securing a gold medal at the Paralympics 2021. Before the Paralympics, he has taken part in many Para Javelin events. Read more to know about his wiki, age, biography, height, family, girlfriend, caste, disability & more.
Sumit Antil Wiki
Sumit Antil was born in an Indian Hindu family on 12 July 1998 in Khewda, Sonipat, India. His zodiac sign is Cancer. He completed his schooling at a private school in his hometown. However, there is no information about his higher studies.
His ethnicity is Indian. However, he hasn’t shared any details about his parents or siblings on the internet. His marital status is unmarried & his relationship status is single.
|Real Name||Sumit Antil|
|Profession||Para Javelin Thrower|
|Age||23 [as of 2021]|
|Date of Birth||12 July 1998|
|Birthplace||Khewda, Sonipat, India|
|Hometown||Khewda, Sonipat, India|
|Famous For||Winning the gold medal at Paralympics 2020|
Age, Height & More
Sumit Antil’s age is 23 as of 2021. His height is 6 feet 2 inches & weighs around 75 kg. He has black hair & brown eyes. His shoe size is 11 (US).
Primarily, Sumit wanted to become a wrestler & was constantly training in the akhara. However, his dreams remained dreams after he met with an accident when he was 17 years old. While he was driving his bike, he got into an accident with a tractor & the incident resulted in an amputated leg.
After knowing that he won’t be wrestling in his life ever again, he was very upset. However, he wanted to try out other sports. He primarily wanted to become a shot putter & met Virender Dhanakar for guidance in the sport. Dhanakar introduced Sumit to Naval Singh, a prominent javelin coach. On discussion, Naval suggested Sumit to become a javelin thrower.
Sumit was so dedicated to sports that he always showed up at training on time regardless of time. After training hard, he began to appear at various competitions internationally. He secured a silver medal for India at the World Para Athletics Championships in 2019. This is when he decided to go to the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 & booked a ticket for himself.
Many Indians had great hopes for him at the Paralympics 2020. Fortunately, he has succeeded in keeping up with the people’s expectations. During the finals, he has broken a world record by throwing the javelin to a distance of 68.55 meters in his fifth attempt. This helped him win the gold medal for India at the Paralympics. This javelin throw was a world record where he broke all previous records which are actually set by himself. He became the second Indian to secure a gold medal for India at the Tokyo Paralympics after Avani Lekhara.
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