It looks like India is on fire this year. Starting from slaying the Olympics, they have been on an ongoing victory ride, and it is also continuing to reflect in the Paralympics. After Avani Lekhara, now Sumit Antil is making a breakthrough in snatching the gold medal for his country.
Sumit Anil Is Still Not Satisfied
Sumit Antil is a wrestler turned javelin thrower, and even when he managed to secure gold for his country, it looks like he is still not satisfied. The Indian para javelin thrower gave a nerve-shattering performance in the men’s F64 category as a debut. But, soon after he won, he said:
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— Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) August 30, 2021
“I was hoping for a 70-metre-plus throw, maybe I can do 75m. It was not my best, I am very happy to break the world record.”
He broke the world record with his fantastic throw of 68.55 meters. Even though he was a bit nervous because it was his first Paralympics, it looks like his competitors got the best of him this year.
Even before the Paralympics started, the javelin thrower broke the record twice in the men’s F64 category. Then, at Bengaluru, he also broke the javelin throw with a distance of 66.90 meters. Now, it was indeed better than his record of 66.43 meters, but it looks like the star is not yet satisfied.
What Does He Think About His Victory?
Well, even if it sounds like a lame question, that’s not so true when the person you are asking this is not happy even after winning gold for his country. But, don’t take us wrong. Antil thinks he can do better, but he indeed is happy after making his nation proud. He said:
“It is a dream come true. I can’t express my feelings right now.”
Unfortunately, Antil lost his left leg below the knee in an accident in 2018. But, the 23-year-old athlete said that after someone from his village initiated him to pursue this sport, he became interested in it.
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He also said that when he undergoes training, he can easily throw the yardstick up to 71 and 72 meters, so he is unsure why he couldn’t do it during the competition. Well, if that’s the case, we certainly understand his dissatisfaction, right?
Sumit Antil was a non-disabled wrestler before his accident. And even after the accident, he has still managed to win a gold medal for his country. So, we can understand how passionate he is towards the things he does. So, we wish him all the very best for his future performances, and we hope the way he has promised to perform better will attain that.