The 22-year-old Antil bettered his own record of 66.43m which he had recorded during the Indian Grand Prix organised by the Athletics Federation of India at Patiala. He had competed with able-bodied athletes in that event.
The 28-year-old, who had won a bronze in the 2014 Asian Games and a silver in the Asian Championships in 2019, was representing Uttar Pradesh in the national event.
Indian Grand Prix III: Neeraj Chopra hopeful of competing in three-four international events before Tokyo Olympics
Chopra said his focus will now be mainly on the release, adding that he will also work on the throwing angle so that he's equipped to tackle windy conditions.
Another Olympic-bound javelin thrower, Shivpal Singh of Uttar Pradesh, was second with a best throw of 81.63m while Sahil Silwal, representing Haryana, was third with a best effort of 80.65m.
Six month ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra said his focus was currently on improving his strength and finessing his technique.
Neeraj will be competing in his first Olympics and he has already qualified for the Tokyo Games early last year before the COVID-19 pandemic began. He said he will be disappointed if the Tokyo Olympics is cancelled.
Neeraj Chopra, Shivpal Singh and other top Indian javelin throwers begin training camp in Bhubaneswar
The team has shifted base from NIS Patiala, which is very cold at the peak of winter, to the Odisha capital, which will be comparatively warmer than the Punjab city.
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The AFI also said that all the athletes coming from outside will be allowed to enter the NS-NIS campus only after a medical check-up by AFI/SAI medical team at the SAI NS-NIS gate
Czech javelin champion Dana Zatopkova, who won an Olympic gold medal on the same day her husband did in 1952, died on Friday, the Czech Olympic Committee said.
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Indian duo of Sandeep Chaudhary and Sumit Antil created world records on way to their gold and silver medals respectively in the F64 javelin event of the World Para Athletics Championships on Friday
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Para-athlete Anandan Gunasekaran clinched his third gold of the event, while javelin thrower Shivpal Singh bagged another gold medal for the country as India continued their fine show at the ongoing 7th CISM World Military Games on Thursday.
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Just as Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was about to make a comeback at the 59th National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi, the 21-year-old was asked to withdraw his participation after coaches felt he had not recovered sufficiently following elbow surgery in May.