India, May 21 -- Sumit Antil extended his dominance by bagging gold in the F64 javelin event at the World Para Athletics Championships in Kobe, Japan, on Tuesday. The 2021 Tokyo Paralympics champion who won gold in the previous world meet produced a winning throw of 69.50m.

Antil dominated the nine-man field after opening with 68.17m before coming up with his best throw in the second attempt. His next four attempts read 64.04m, 65.58m, 69.03m and 68.08m.

High jumper Thangavelu Mariyappan and club thrower Ekta Bhyan also grabbed gold medals in their respective events as India rose to third on the medals table. India won five medals on the fifth day of competition, taking the overall tally to 10 (4 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze).

Antil, who e...