World Athletics U20: India gained three medals on the just lately concluded World Athletics U20 Championship. The Junior Championship was going down in Nairobi, Kenya. Prime Minister Modi congratulated the winners and was hopeful about India’s prospects in athletics sooner or later.
“Congratulations to our athletes for bringing home 2 Silver medals & a Bronze medal at World Athletics U20 Championships in Kenya. Athletics is gaining popularity across India & it is a great sign for the times to come. Best wishes to our hardworking athletes,” the PM stated to ANI.
Congratulations to our athletes for bringing dwelling 2 Silver medals & a Bronze medal at World Athletics U20 Championships in Kenya. Athletics is gaining reputation throughout India & it’s a nice signal for the instances to come back. Greatest needs to our hardworking athletes: PM Modi
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— ANI (@ANI) August 23, 2021
India’s two medals got here in 4×400 Metres Relay (Bronze) and in 10,000 Metres Race Stroll the place Amit Khatri gained a silver medal. On the final day of the championship, India gained its third medal the place Shaili Singh gained a silver medal and misplaced the gold medal by simply 0.01 meters in Lengthy Leap.
Shaili carried out a 6.59m leap within the last, whereas the gold medals Maja Askag of Sweden took a leap of 6.60. So shut, ye to this point for Shaili. That is the most medals India has gained at a Single U20 World Athletics Championship
India 🇮🇳 has now gained 3 medals on the U20 World Athletics Championship 2021
🥈 Amit – 10km Race Stroll
🥈 Shaili – Lengthy Leap
🥉 4x400m Blended Relay
Each Amit n Shaili would have gained Gold, however simply misses
Essentially the most medals India has gained at a Single U20 World Athletics Championship
— Zafaron Indigo (@ZafaronIndigo) August 22, 2021
Nonetheless, Shaili gained a silver medal for India and took the medals tally to a few. India gained two silvers and one bronze medal this yr. Within the World Athletics U20 Medals desk, India completed on the 21 rank with three medals. Amit Khatri gained a medal in his debut event.
After the win, Amit Khatri stated how tough it was for him to carry out in Kenya. “As it’s (as Nairobi is almost at 2000 meters) a high altitude so breathing problem for me. It was my first international competition and I won silver for India. I’m happy that at least I could fulfill the hopes of India,” stated Amit to Indian Categorical after the efficiency.
Since Neeraj Chopra gained a gold medal in Javelin Throw and have become India’s solely gold medalist in athletics in Olympics, there was a wave of positivity around the globe of sports activities and athletics in India.