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Blockbuster Weekend : Indian Athletes Dominate Multiple Int’l Events

Highlights

  • Hima Das won her third gold medal in the 200m in 11 days.
  • The Indian Javelin throw trio of Vipin Kasana, Abhishek Singh and Davinder Singh Kang swept the top three places at the Kladno Athletics Meet.
  • Vinesh Phogat a gold at the Yasar Dogu series.

It was a ‘Sportsy’ weekend in the truest sense, with multiple high-profile finals happening simultaneously. The Cricketing world got a new champion in England, who won the finals of the ICC World Cup 2019 despite drawing twice with New Zealand. Some miles from the chaotic Lord’s stadium, the World No.1 Novak Djokovic was crowned as the Wimbledon champion. The Serbian beat veteran Roger Federer in what was one of the longest and most intensely fought finals. Furthermore, F1 racer Lewis Hamilton registered a record 6th British Grand Prix victory. Back home, it was very much a blockbuster weekend for the Indian athletes as well. 

Hima Das wins 3rd Gold within 2 weeks

Hima Das clinched her third international gold medal in under 11 days at the women’s 200m event of the Kladno Athletics Meet, Czech Republic.

The Assamese registered an improved time of 23.43 seconds to step on the top of the podium. The 19-year-old has a personal best of 23.10 seconds in the 200m event. 

Earlier, In her first competitive 200m race of the year, Das was timed at 23.65 seconds to win the gold at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix, Poland on July 2.

She followed it with a gold in the 200m event at the Kutno Athletics Meet, in Poland as well, on July 7. Her timing then was 23.97 seconds.

Elsewhere, the Indian Javelin throw trio of Vipin Kasana, Abhishek Singh and Davinder Singh Kang swept the top three places in the men’s final with respective efforts of 82.51m, 77.32m and 76.58m.

National record holder Tejinder Pal Singh Toor won the bronze medal in the men’s shot put event with his best throw of 20.36m. He has a national record of 20.75m to his name.

Meanwhile in the women’s 400m, V K Vismaya registered a time of 52.54 seconds, her personal best,  to win the race. Saritaben Gayakwad came in third with a time of 53.37s.

In the men’s 400m event, Mohammad Anas managed to win a gold after bettering his own national record. As a result, he has now qualified for the World Championships.

Vinesh Phogat Clinches Gold

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat clinched a gold in the 53kg category of the Yasar Dogu 2019 Ranking Series to add to India’s medal tally in Istanbul.

The Indian wrestler dominated in all the four bouts, winning by a comprehensive margin of (11-1, 7-0, 14-4, 9-5). The Haryana wrestler had won a gold medal in the Spanish Grand Prix.

Earlier in the competition, Manju Kumari and Seema bagged a gold each in the 59kg and 50 kg category respectively.

In the 50kg finals, Seema overcame Russia’s Valeriya Chepsarakova 3-2 to win the gold. The latter was playing for her second career Ranking Series title. 

It was an easy ride, on the other hand, for Manju who thumped Belarus’ Katsiaryna Hanchar Yanushkevich by 13-2, in the 59kg finals.

Elsewhere in the men’s wrestling, Rahul Aware bagged a gold in the 61kg freestyle category, whereas Utkarsh won the bronze in the same weight division.

Monish Gadiya
Monish Gadiya is the editor of KreedOn. He is a thorough tech-enthusiast and believes that innovation is the answer to all the problems prevalent in the society. Monish graduated from University of Pune with a degree in civil engineering before pursuing a post-graduate diploma course in intellectual property rights. A die-hard football fan, he has represented his college at various football competitions.

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