Ekta Dey, Ranvir Singh & Anurag Singh Kaler Clinch Gold For India At 21st Asian U20 Athletics Championships

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In Athletics, Indian athletes dominated the men’s and women’s 3,000 metre steeplechase events at the 21st Asian U20 Athletics Championships to swell the gold medal tally to three on the second day of competitions in Dubai last night. Ekta Dey claimed gold in the women’s 3,000 metre steeplechase with a time of 10:31.92 seconds, while Ranvir Singh was victorious in the men’s competition, winning the gold medal in 9:22.62 seconds. Earlier, Anurag Singh Kaler won gold in the men’s shot-put event. Overall Indian athletes won seven medals today. In the morning session, race walker Aarti set the ball rolling, bagging a hard-fought bronze medal in the women’s 10,000 metre. 
Later, throwers added three more medals, including gold to the team’s tally. Defending champion Siddharth Choudhary settled for bronze with a throw of 19.02 metres scored in the second attempt. Amanat Kamboj added silver to the team’s tally. Her best throw was 50.45 metres. Aman Choudhary also won bronze in the men’s 400 metres with a timing of 47.53 seconds.

A total of 60 Indian athletes – 31 men and 29 women – are competing at the Asian U20 Athletics Championships 2024 in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, which began on Wednesday.

Disclaimer: This press release is sourced from News On AIR, Prasar Bharti and Press Information Bureau India (PIB).

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