Victory for India! Here are the athletes flying the tricolour for our nation at the 2019 Asian Athletics Championship

Published on 30th Oct 2020 by BlogBuster Editorial Team

Hosted by Qatar, the 2019 Asian Athletics Championship saw the finest athletes go head to head to compete for glory. The Indian contingent had some amazing success, bringing home 17 medals across the 3 days of the event. Let’s recap on their victories here :

1. Chitra takes gold

In the 1500m sprint, India faced difficulty against the Bahraini contingent. But, P.U. Chitra held her nerve and burst forth to claim gold for her homeland. A stellar performance has propelled her into the limelight and we are proud of her efforts.

P.U. Chitra
Image Courtesy:
DNA India

2. Saroj brings home the silver

Inspired by his peer, Ajay Kumar Saroj bagged the silver in the Men’s 1500m sprint in a photo finish. Abrahim Rotich took the gold, even if the margin was slim which meant Ajay was smiling at the finish line!

Ajay Kumar Saroj
Image Courtesy:
The Hindu

3. Relay ladies make a run for medals

In the 4x400m relay, the Indian contingent took home yet another silver medal, with their team work ensuring they finished with a time of 3:32.21s, merely eleven-thousands of a second behind Bahrain. 

4x400m relay winners
Image Courtesy:
Deccan Chronicles

4. Sanjivani saunters to bronze

A test of endurance, the Women’s 10,000m race saw Sanjivani Jadhav take 3rd place with a personal best time of 32:44.96 and was rewarded with the bronze medal for her efforts.

Sanjivani Jadhav
Image Courtesy:
The Hindu

5. Overall Haul

India took 4th place overall at the 2019 Asian Athletics Championships, with 3 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze medals accumulated by the contingent from the homeland. 

Indian Athletics
Image Courtesy:
Sports Keeda

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