Tokyo Paralympics: PM Modi Calls Paralympic Gold Medallist Sumit Antil. Watch

Sumit Antil spoke to Prime Minister Modi on the phone after he won a gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.Twitter

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After Sumit Antil’s outstanding performance in the men’s javelin (F64) final, which saw him break the world record three times on the way to winning a gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics, he was greeted in another special moment when Prime Minister Narendra Modi called him. Congratulations to him for his achievement. The Sports Authority of India has shared the video of Prime Minister Modi’s call to Antil on Instagram. “Listen. A golden moment for the golden boy,” SAI captioned the video.

“Sumit, congratulations to you. You have made the country proud,” Prime Minister Modi told Antil on speakerphone.

“The problems you have faced in life will inspire the youth of the country,” he said.

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As soon as the call was over, Sunil Antil was seen to be happy.

“The Hon’ble Prime Minister has spoken to every Para Medal recipient to congratulate them and encourage them to carry the pride of the nation,” the SAI Post added.

On Monday, India won five medals at the Tokyo Paralympics, taking their number to seven in the ongoing edition – the country’s biggest achievement at the Paralympic Games.

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After Bhabina Patel won the table tennis women’s singles (Class 4) and Nishad Kumar silver medals in the men’s high jump (T47) on Sunday, India enjoyed even better on Monday.

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Devendra Jhajaria won the silver medal, Sundar Singh Gurjar brought bronze to the men’s javelin (F46) and then discus thrower Yogesh Kathunia won another silver medal for the country.

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Abani Lekhara won India’s first gold medal at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics before Sumit Antil’s record-breaking performance.

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