Indian Youth team ends Asian campaign with relay gold

23 May 2017

AFI Media

Bangkok. Boys medley relay team comprising GurindervirSingh, Palender Kumar, Manish and Akshay Nain provided a golden finish to India’s campaign at the 2nd Asian Youth Athletics Championships that concluded at theSuphachalasai National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, here on Tuesday evening.

The Indian medley relay team grabbed the gold with the timing of 1:55.62. Boys from Chinese Taipei (1:55.71)took the silver while Hong Kong (1:56.11) settled for the bronze medal.

On the last day, India also won a silver and a bronze in the boys’ javelin throw. Boys from Uttar Pradesh- RohitYadav (74.30m) and AvinashYadav (70.09m) bagged the silver and bronze medals, respectively.

Yesterday,youngsters Abhay Gupta(56.47m) and SahilSilwal(54.58m) made a history clinching the gold and silver medals respectively and broke the championship record in the boys’ discus throw event surpassing Iranian athlete SajjadHassen’s record of 53.06m at the first Asian Youth Athletics Championships in Doha in 2015.Haryana youngster Sanjay Kumar grabbed the gold in boys’ 10000m Race Walk event, clocking 45:30.39 minutes.

Earlier on Saturday, the 16-year old sprinter, Gurindervir clocked 10.77s in boy’s 100m event and smashed the youth national record last month at the 14th National Youth Athletics Championships held in Hyderabad with the timing of 10.74s in the 100m final.

The boys 800m race was a photo finish as Abhishek grabbed the gold for India with the timing of 1m 54.991s beating Sri Lanka’s HarshaMudiyansela who had to settle for silver with 1m 54.993s timing. Qi Zhan (1:55.25) of China won the bronze medal.

In the overall medals tally, India finished third with 14 medals including five gold, five silver and four bronze medals. China topped the list with sixteen gold, nine silver and fiver bronze medals followed by Chinese Taipei (6G, 7S, 2B) on second position.

Medal winners from India(5 Gold,5 Silver and 4 Bronze)

1.Gurindervir Singh(Boys 100m, Gold, 10.77s)

2.Abhishek Mathew(Boys 800m, Gold, 1:54.991)

3.Abhay Gupta(Boys Discus Throw, Gold, 56.47m)

4.Sanjay Kumar(Boys 10,000mWalk, Gold, 45:30.39min)

5.Gurindervirsingh, Palender Kumar, Manish and Akshay Nain(Boys Medley Relay, Gold,1:55.62)

6.Damneet Singh (Boys Hammer Throw, Silver, 70.29m)

7.Mohit – 28.12.2000 (Boys Shot Put, Silver, 18.82m)

8. Mohit- 20.03.2000 (Boys Decathlon, Silver, 5976 points)

9.SahilSilwal(Boys Discus Throw,Silver,54.58m)

10.RohitYadav(Boys Javelin Throw, Silver, 74.30m)

11.NiteshPoonia (Boys Hammer Throw, Bronze, 69.76m)

12. Seema (Girls 3000m, Bronze, 10:05.27)

13. Akshay Nain (Boys 400m, Bronze, 48.49s)

14.AvinashYadav(Boys Javelin Throw, 70.09m)

2nd Asian Youth Athletics Championships: Results