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Asian U-20 Athletics: Deepanshu wins gold in javelin

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April 24, 2024 22:24 IST
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IMAGE: Gold medallist Deepanshu Sharma, right, with team-mate Rohan Yadav, who won the silver medal, in the men's javelin at the 21st Asian Under-20 Athletics Championships. Photograph: SAI Media/X

Deepanshu Sharma secured the gold medal in men's javelin as Indian athletes produced a good show on the opening day of the 21st Asian Under-20 Athletics Championships in Dubai on Wednesday.

Deepanshu won the top prize with a throw of 70.29m, while compatriot Rohan Yadav clinched silver with a distance of 70.03m.

In the men's 1500m, Priyanshu claimed silver after clocking 3:50.85.

Earlier, in the morning session, Ritik bagged the silver in men's discus throw, while Prachi Ankush Devkar missed bronze in women's 3000m, finishing fourth.


Indian middle-distance and sprinters were also successful in heats on the opening day. In the women's 800m, Laxita Vinod Sandliea and Tanvi Malik sailed into the medal round in the two-lap event. In the 800m heats, Laxita was second in her heat with a time of 2:09.39, while Tanvi clocked 2:12.82 to cross the finish line at fourth place in her heat.

Anushka Dattatray Kumbhar and Sangeetha Dodla entered the medal round in the women's 400m. Anushka was first in her 400m heat, clocking 55.75 seconds, while Sangeetha clocked 56.21 seconds to finish second in her heat, to stay in the race for the podium.

IMAGE: Ritik bagged the silver medal in men's discus throw. Photograph: SAI Media/X

In the men's 400m heats, Aman Choudhary gave a good account of himself to enter the medal round. He clocked 48 seconds to top his heat.

The Indian female athletes -- Jeyavindhiya Jegadish and Shreeya Rajesh -- also advanced to the medal round in the 400m hurdles.

Earlier, discus thrower from National Centre of Excellence at Patiala, Ritik, began his quest for the title with an opening throw of 49.97m.

He had no mark in his second attempt, but cemented his position among the medal contenders in his third attempt of 52.23m. His fourth attempt was again no mark, while fifth was 50.35m and his last and sixth attempt was 53.01m. The gold medal went to Qatar's Djibrine Adoum Ahmat, whose best throw on the day was 54.80m. Hassan Mubarak Alahsaee of Saudi Arabia took bronze with a throw of 50.41m.

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