The 2019 Asian Athletics Championship is the 23rd edition of this game. It was being held at Doha from 21st to 24th April.
India gained a prestigious fourth spot at the Asian Athletics Championship. India won 17 medals including 3 gold medals. This is undoubtedly the country’s best performance in the past years.
3 gold medals were won by two women and one man. Here also women are heading ahead of men. PU Chitra won women 1500 meters race. While Chitra was successful to defend her last year record. Chitra overtook Bahraini runner minutes before the race was about to be concluded.
Whereas Gomathi Marimuthu won 800 meters race. Gomathi is merely a 30-year-old lady who was participating in her third international event.
Tajinder Pal Singh was the only man to win a gold for India this year. He won the same in Men’s shot put.
India won a total of 7 silver and 7 gold medals taking the total toll to 17. We are only 1 medal short of the third spot winner Japan. India had a great start when they won 5 medals on the very first day. These 5 medals included 2 silver and 3 bronze medals.
This post was last modified on April 25, 2019 1:48 pm