NEW DELHI: The Jaquar Foundation, the CSR arm of Jaquar Group, announced their continued support to Sumit Antil, Indian Gold medalist in the javelin throw at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, for training and equipment for the next Paralympic Games in Paris in 2024.
Jaquar Foundation will be supporting Antil with world-class training and equipment for the sport, these include:
Prosthetic leg of international standard
A world-class Javelin throw unit comprising of the required number of Javelins according to the international standard
Advance training for international competitions by the best coaches in the world domestically or abroad, as needed
Best quality diet and supplements as instructed by the expert Dietician
On this announcement, Kanwar Shamsher Relan – Head- Jaquar Foundation said, “The recent honour that Sumit has brought to the country is just the beginning of where Indian sports is headed. Jaquar has always believed in actively encouraging young talent in India. This year, Jaquar has extended its support to one of the most inspiring Paralympian in India- Sumit Antil. This will not only ensure that he gets access to world-class facilities and equipment but also inspire other aspiring athletes to pursue their dreams.”
“I am thrilled and grateful for Jaquar Foundation to have come forward and extended their support to me for the coming 4 years. The facilities, equipment, and training of international standards will help me work towards my goal for Paralympics 2024- bring more pride and recognition to the nation. I hope that this initiative galvanizes further support for athletes like us,” said Sumit Antil.
At the age of 17, Sumit lost his left leg during a motorbike accident. He had always dreamt of joining the Indian Army, but the accident shattered his dreams. Sumit was introduced to para-athletics during college and showed a great skill for Javelin throw very early in his career. Today, he holds the world record in the javelin throw with a distance of 68.55 m. In the process
of winning the gold medal in the Paralympics Final 2021, Sumit made 3 new world records in Javelin throw, breaking his own.
Jaquar Foundation was established in the year 2015 with the aim of betterment and development of different sectors in India. Their core projects have focused on sanitation, health, and education and they aim to create a Swachchha, Swastha Avam Shikshit Bharat’.
We are helping to build a community that is economically viable and socially harmonious, creating sustainable livelihood opportunities around the natives, and supporting weaker sections of society through initiatives that lead to social and financial inclusion.