Sumit Antil spoke to PM Modi on the phone after winning the gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.© Twitter
Later Brilliant performance by Sumit Antil The men’s javelin (F64) final that saw him break a world record three times on his way to a gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics, was greeted with another very special moment as Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated him on his achievement. Called to deliver. . Sports Authority of India took to Instagram to share a video of PM Modi’s call to the Antilles. “Listen in. A golden moment for Golden Boy,” SAI captioned the video.
“Sumit, congratulations to you. You have made the nation proud,” PM Modi tells Antill over speakerphone.
“The difficulties you overcome in life will inspire the youth of the country,” he says.
Sunil Antil is seen swinging happily as the call ends.
“Honorable PM Spoke to every para medalist To congratulate and encourage them to make the country proud,” Sai added in the post.
India on Monday won five medals at the Tokyo Paralympics, taking their tally to seven in the current edition – the country’s biggest race at the Paralympic Games.
India did even better on Monday, after Bhavna Patel in table tennis women’s singles (Class 4) and Nishad Kumar in men’s high jump (T47) won silver medals on Sunday.
Devendra Jhajharia won the silver medal, while Sundar Singh Gurjar won the bronze medal in the men’s javelin (F46) and then discus thrower Yogesh Kathuniya won another silver medal for the country.
Avni Lekhara won India’s first gold medal at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics ahead of Sumit Antil’s record-breaking performance.
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