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Tokyo Paralympics 2020 Day 6 Highlights: Sumit Antil, Avani Lekhara Strike Gold in Medal Rush Day for India

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Last Updated: August 30, 2021, 19:38 IST

Sumit Antil shattered the Men's F42 Javelin world record in his first attempt

Sumit Antil shattered the Men's F42 Javelin world record in his first attempt

Tokyo Paralympics 2020 Live Updates, Day 6: India won a total of five medals on Day 6 with Sumit Antil and Avani Lekhara striking gold. Veteran Devendra Jhajharia, Yogesh Kathuniya won silver while Sunar Singh Gurjar claimed bronze

Tokyo Paralympics 2020 Highlights Day 6: Avani Lekhara clinched gold and equalled the World Record in the Women’s R2 10m air rifle standing SH1. India’s medal rush at the Tokyo Paralympics Games continued with Sumit Antil obliterating his own world record in the Men’s Javelin F64 category with a throw of 68.55m to hand India the second gold medal of the Paralympic Games 2020, while Sandeep Chaudhary finished fourth with a best throw of 62.20m. He had finished fourth in the F44 javelin at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

Vinod Kumar on Monday lost his F52 category bronze medal at the Paralympics here after being found ineligible in disability classification assessment by the competition panel.

Yogesh Kathuniya bagged silver in the Men’s Discus Throw F56 event. Devendra Jhajharia won silver as Sundar Singh Gurjar bagged bronze in the Men’s Javelin Throw F46 Final. Javelin Throwers Sumit Antil and Sandeep Choudhary will also be in action in the Men’s F64. Mahavir Swaroop Unhalkar missed out on bronze as he finished fourth in the men’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 as Deepak Saini finished 20th in qualification.

India Schedule at Tokyo Paralympics, August 30, 2021

India Schedule at Tokyo Paralympics, August 30, 2021
India Schedule at Tokyo Paralympics, August 30, 2021

There could not have been a better tribute for hockey wizard Dhyan Chand as on his birth anniversary, celebrated as National Sports Day, India bagged two silver and one bronze medal at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Sunday.

Paddler Bhavina Patel started what turned out to be a Super Sunday for India as she won a silver medal in the women’s singles Class 4 competition at the table tennis venue, capping off an incredible run during which she defeated the gold and silver medallist at the Rio Paralympics five years ago.

In the evening at the main Olympic Stadium, high jumper Nishad Kumar added another silver to India’s tally in men’s high jump T47, clearing the bar at 2.06, equalling the Asian record. Nishad finished second behind Roderick Townsend of the United States, who set a world record by clearing 2 metres and 15 cm.

Discus thrower Vinod Kumar added a bronze to the tally on the fifth day of competition at Tokyo 2020 by finishing third in the F52 event, hurling the disc to 19.91 metres for an Asian record.

India, who had failed to win a single medal on the first four days, finished the day at 42nd position behind Georgia, who has three silver medals. This takes to 15 India’s overall tally at the Paralympic Games — 4 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze medals.

Here’s a list of events where Indian athletes will compete on Monday, August 30:

Athletics

Men’s Discus Throw F56 Final: Yogesh Kathuniya, starts at 6:05 AM IST

Men’s Javelin Throw F46 Final: Sundar Singh Gurjar, Ajeet Singh, Devendra Jhajharia, starts at 7:33 AM IST

Men’s Javelin Throw F64 Final: Sumit Antil, Sandeep Choudhary, starts at 3:30 PM IST

Shooting

Women’s R2 10m air rifle standing SH1 qualification: Avani Lekhara, starts at 5:00 AM IST

Men’s R1 10 m air rifle standing SH1 qualification: Deepak Saini, Swaroop Unkalkar, starts at 7:15 AM IST

Women’s R2 10m air rifle standing SH1 final: Avani Lekhara (subject to qualification), starts at 7:30 AM IST

Men’s R1 10 m air rifle standing SH1 final: Deepak Saini, Swaroop Unkalkar (subject to qualification), starts at 9:45 AM IST

Where to watch?

Fans in India can watch live action from Day six of the Tokyo Paralympics on Eurosport/ Eurosport HD channels. The country’s national broadcaster Doordarshan will also telecast events featuring Indian athletes.

Live Streaming Details

Sports enthusiasts looking to live stream the events on the internet will have to use the Eurosport app in the country.

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