India showing a power packed performance on the day 1 of the Asian U20 Athletics Championship in South Korea’s Yecheon bags three medals which includes two gold and one bronze.
Bharatpreet Singh won a gold in the discuss throw, Rezoana Mallick Heena clinched gold at women’s 400m race, while Antima Pal won a bronze medal in the women’s 500-metre race.
Making the nation proud, Bharatpreet Singh stood in the first position recording a discus throw of 55.66 metre in the championship.
On his fourth trip to the circle, Singh recorded the best U20 discuss throw by an Indian in almost nine years, marking the ground at 56.18 metres.
Heena won gold in the women’s 400m clocking in 52.31 seconds to take the tag of 400-metre Asian Champion in U18 and I20.
Earlier in the fifth Asian Youth Athletics Championships held in Uzbekistan’s Tashkent, Heena secured three medals, two in the girl’s 400m and the girl’s 4×400 team relay events, and a silver in the girl’s 200m.
Pal of Uttar Pradesh winning the first medal for India in the tournament clinched the third position in the women’s 500 metre event, in the same event India’s Bushra Khan Gauri stood at the 5th place.
Pal qualified for the Indian team at the Asian U20 Championships after running her first sub-17-minute 5000-metre race in the AFI National Junior U20 Athletics Championships.
The Asian Junior U20 Athletics Championships is a championship that is open to individuals who fall under the junior age bracket. Currently, the Asian Athletics Association presides over organising it.
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