India Wins 5 Medals At The Asian Youth Championship

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Chennai girl P.M. Thabitha clocked a personal best 13.86s to win gold in the girls' 100m hurdles in the Asian youth athletics championships in Hong Kong on Friday. Image Source: AFI Twitter/ Rahul D Pawar
Highlights

  • P.M. Thabitha clocked a personal best 13.86s to win gold in the girls' 100m hurdles in the Asian youth athletics championship.
  • Harshita Sherawat gave India its first medal for the day by securing a silver in the girls' hammer throw with an effort of 61.93 metres.
  • 2019 Asian Youth Athletics Championship is scheduled from 15-17 March at the Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground, Hong Kong.

India made a great opening on the first day of the Asian Youth Athletics Championship in Hong Kong on Friday by clinching five medals including two gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

Who all in the medal tally?

 

Chennai girl Philip Maheswaran Thabitha grabbed her first gold of the Championship by winning the Girls’ 110 metres hurdles in 13.86 seconds. It is her personal best record too. The silver and bronze medal went to Japan’s Mayuko Iwasa (14.03s) and Xinyu Liu (14.44s) of China respectively.

Vipin Kumar added the second yellow metal for India in the boys’ hammer throw with an effort of 69.63 metres. Chinese athlete Yanfeng Fan and Iran’s Sahand Noor bagged silver and bronze medal with throws of 66.64m and 65.85m respectively.

Harshita Sherawat gave India its first medal for the day by securing a silver in the girls’ hammer throw with an effort of 61.93 metres.

Deepak Yadav secured a bronze medal in pole vault by achieving 4.70 metres. Also, Ajay clinched a bronze medal in the boys’ 1500 m event with a timing of three minutes and 57.25 seconds.

In the same event, Harendra Kumar finished fourth with a timing of 3:57.55.

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About Asian Youth Athletics Championship

The Asian Youth Athletics Championship is a  continental athletics competition for Asian athletes, organised by the Asian Athletics Association in every two years. The first time it was held in 2015.

In 2015, it was held in Doha and the 2017 Championship in Bangkok.

The 2019 Asian Youth Athletics Championship is scheduled from 15-17 March at the Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground, Hong Kong.

Out of 29 nations in 2017, India secured the third position in the overall achievement of medals with 7 gold,11 silver and 10 bronze. China secured the first position with 32 gold, 20 silver and 10 bronze medals.

Young Indian athletes have clearly made their country proud by giving a great start in the ongoing championship. The country can see many more medals coming their way.

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