Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 30
The smile on Sumit Antil's face said it all. The 23-year-old from Sonepat's Khewra village scaled the Paralympics heights with a world record throw of 68.55 metres to win the javelin gold medal in the F64 category.
Antil bettered his own world mark of 66.43m to 66.95m with his first attempt. Bettered it again in his second attempt to 68.08m and then finally lodged his best massive throw to claim the gold medal. Australia's M Burian finished second with a best…
Tokyo: Discus thrower Yogesh Kathuniya clinched a silver medal in the men's F56 event. The 24-year-old, a B Com graduate from New Delhi's Kirorimal College, sent the disc to a best distance of 44.38m in his sixth and last attempt to clinch the silver. Brazil's defending champion Claudiney Batista dos Santos won the gold.
Editorial: Paralympic glory
Meanwhile, discus thrower Vinod Kumar today lost his F52 category bronze medal here after being found ineligible in disability classification assessment by the competition…
Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, August 31
The "positive mind" statement of former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi over Taliban militant group, which has taken over Afghanistan, has flooded the twitter with funny reactions.
❝Taliban have come with a very positive mind. They're allowing ladies to work. And I believe Taliban like cricket a lot❞ Shahid Afridi. He should be Taliban's next PM. pic.twitter.com/OTV8zDw1yu
— Naila Inayat (@nailainayat) August 30, 2021
"Taliban is allowing ladies to work. And I believe the…
Johannesburg, August 31
South African fast bowling great Dale Steyn on Tuesday announced retirement from all forms of cricket, bringing the curtains down on an illustrious career during which he locked horns with some of the finest batsmen of his time.
The 38-year-old made the announcement on Twitter, ending a 17-year career, which saw him play in 93 Tests, 125 ODIs and 47 T20Is for the Proteas.
"Today I officially retire from the game I love the most. Bitter sweet but grateful. Thank you to everyone, from family to…
New Delhi, August 31
IndiGo on Tuesday announced it will offer unlimited free tickets for one year to Avani Lekhara and Sumit Antil, who won gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics.
"This comes in recognition of Avani Lekhara winning a gold medal in the women's 10m air rifle standing event at the Tokyo Paralympics," the airline said in a statement.
Antil won his gold medal in the men's javelin event with a world record throw of 68.55 metres, it said.
The unlimited free tickets would be available to the two athletes on both…