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Paralympics champion Sumit Antil defends F64 javelin world title

Paralympics champion Sumit Antil defends F64 javelin world title

Kobe, Japan: On a busy day for India at the World Para Athletics Championships in Kobe, Japan, reigning Paralympic champion Sumit Antil successfully defended his F64 javelin throw world title on Tuesday.

Thangavelu Mariyappan and Ekta Bhyan also won gold in their respective high jump and club throw events. Antil, the gold medallist from the 2023 World Para Athletics Championships and the Tokyo Paralympics, launched his spear 69.50 metres to stand on the top of the podium.

Compatriot Sandeep won the bronze medal in the same event with a throw of 60.41m.

Tokyo Paralympics silver winner Thangavelu Mariyappan then grabbed the gold in the T63 high jump with a championship record of 1.88m.

Earlier in the day, Ekta Bhyan secured the gold medal with a season's best throw of 20.12m in the women's F51 club throw competition. Another Indian Kashish Lakra took the silver with an effort of 14.56m in the same event.

With PTI inputs

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