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Paralympics 2021: Avani Lekhara and Sumit Antil lead India's historic medal haul on Day 6 with gold medals in shooting and javelin throw

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 30, 2021 16:43 IST

Catch all LIVE scores, commentary, updates and results from India at Tokyo Paralympics 2021 Day 6


16:43 (IST)30 AUG 2021

And that brings up to the end of a hugely successful day for India at the 2021 Paralympic Games. Be it the track-and- field or the shooting range, India's star athletes were in top form today, bringing home a record tally of medals including two golds from Avani Lekhara and Sumit Antil!

That's all from our coverage for now, but keep following Sportskeeda for schedule updates and the other news coming from Tokyo. It's goodbye for now, stay safe and keep cheering for the Indian athletes!

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Final result:
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Sumit Antil WINS GOLD as all other athletes complete their run! It has been an absolutely dominant display from the Indian here today!

Sumit ends with a fou, but it does not take away anything from his stunning display!

16:31 (IST)30 AUG 2021

Sandeep Chaudhary misses out! Finishes 4th with a best throw of 62,20m!

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Can Sandeep Chaudhary come up close to his personal best, a score that should be enough to bring him back in medal contention? All to play for in the final round!!

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Final Round underway!

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Leaderboard after Round 4:
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Sumit Atil keeps on improving!!! BETTERS THE WORLD RECORD YET ANOTHER TIME! Will he be able to come up with another record-breaking throw next? Stay tuned to find out as we head into the Final Round!

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Looks like he's about to buckle under the pressure as he scores another foul throw. Sandeep will have one last attempt in a short while!

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Sandeep needs to make something happen here. He is clear of his next nearest rival but needs to go past 63m to get back in medal contention!

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Round 5 underway!

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Leaderboard after Round 4:
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Sumit with another stellar effort! Throws 66.71, stays in the GOLD MEDAL POSITION with just two more rounds to go!

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Sandeep steps over as he looked disappointed with the effort; Burian meanwhile improves to 63.15m to stay in bronze as the gap widens between the two!

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Sandeep ready to take his fourth attempt! Can he recover and move up to a medal position?

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Ukraine's Roman Novak kicks things off with a throw of 53.00m, stays in 8th position.

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Round 4 underway!

Change in order of throws as we now go down to the final 8!

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Leaderboard after Round 2:
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The competition is heating it up, especially for the silver and bronze medal places. Kodithuwakku, Buriam and India's Sandeep Chaudhary all in the mix at the end of Round 3! 

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Sandeep makes a slight improvement to 62.20m, but still in 4th place. Sri Lanka's Kodithuwakku, meanwhile, has reclaimed his silver medal spot with a throw of 63.49m! 

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Round 3 underway!

Sumit is giving the rest of the field a run for their money. His third throw of 65,32m - well short of his best effort - is still 2 meters clear of any other athlete's best effort!

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Leaderboard after Round 2:
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And just like we feared, Australia's Michal Burian throws 62.68m and overtakes Kodithuwakku and Sandeep. The Indian in now in 4th place.

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Sandeep steps over the line, realizing that it wasn't the cleanest of released right off the bat! Still in bronze medal position, but can he hold on in the face of the from the rest of the filed?

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Sri Lanka's Kodithuwakku D is currently in the silver medal position with a best throw of 62.11m.

15:44 (IST)30 AUG 2021

He is the zone today!! Sporting fans are witnessing something special today as Sumit Antil BREAKS THE WORLD RECORD FOR THE TWICE IN TWO ATTEMPTS. Records another massive throw of 68.08m!

The Indian now has a near 6m-lead over his closest opponent?! This is hugely  impressive from the 22 year old at the moment.

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Round 2 underway!

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Leaderboard after Round 1:
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Both Indians are in medal positions at the end of Round 1. It has been a special effort from Sumit already, but will we see a fight for gold??!

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"My goal will be to record another 66-plus-metres throw. A good performance will add to my confidence,"

- Sumit Antil had said after throwing a 66m plus throw back in 2019. He is certainly living up to his own lofty standards!

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Sandeep opens with a solid throw of 61.13m, catapulting him into BRONZE MEDAL position. This has been a splendid start for the Indian contingent.

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And what unbelievable opening effort from the Indian! SUMIT BREAKS THE WORLD RECORD with a mammoth throw of 66.95m!!!

Places himself firmly in the gold medal position. And he erupts into a roar right away!

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Sumit Antil to get us underway!

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Athletes have arrived at the Olympic Stadium! Introductions underway and we should be getting live action soon.

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Start List

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Here is the start list:

Sumit (IND) - PB: 62.88m
Bulimairewa IM (FIJ) - PB: 49.55m
Gallardo M (USA) -  PB: 55.00m
Kodithuwakku D (SRI) - PB: 58.38m
Sandeep (IND) - PB: 66.18m*
Hetti Arachchigi CS (SRI) - PB: 59.32m
Roberto Floriani E (BRA) - 56.56m
Novak R (UKR) - PB: 57.36m
Burian M (AUS) - PB: 63.02m
Jefferson Delima F (BRA) - PB: 60.29m

*Sandeep’s 66.18m throw is the current official world in the T62 category and the highest distance covered by any athlete in the field

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15:14 (IST)30 AUG 2021

Hello and welcome back Sportskeeda's continued coverage of 2021 Tokyo Paralympics! The Indian contingent has made quite a start to Day 6 of the Games, with Avani Lekhara clinching Gold in 10m Rifle and Devendra Jhajaria, Sundar Singh Gurjar and Yogesh Kathuniya bringing home track-and-field medals!

Their compartriots Sumit Antil and Sandeep Chaudhary are now looking to follow suit as they take on the field in yet another javelin throw final! The Men's javlein throw final F42, 42, 46, 62, 63 and 64 final, scheduled to start at around 3.30pm IST. So stay tuned as live action coming your way in just over 15 minutes!

10:16 (IST)30 AUG 2021

Final scorecard. This is how the top 4 shooters fared.

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Scores of 10.1 and 10.2 in this round for Swaroop weren't enough to stay in the competition as he finished 4th in an agonising manner with 0.3 points behind.

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OH NO! Shots of 9.9 and 9.5 in this round has put Swaroop at 4th position, 0.2 points behind the shooter at third. Only 4 shooters remain now.

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Scores after the elimination of three players. Swaroop leads by 0.3 points

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He scores 10.3 and 10.0 in the next two and moves down to the second spot by 0.1 points. 6 players remain in the finals.

09:58 (IST)30 AUG 2021

A score of 10.6 and 10.0 in the first two shots has put Swaroop at first place by 0.1 points!

09:55 (IST)30 AUG 2021

The elimination stage begins now. The player with the lowest score will be eliminated after every two shots.
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