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Indian youth athletes shine in Kuwait
KUWAIT CITY, Oct 20: The 35-member Indian contingent which competed in the 2022 Asian Youth Athletics Championship (the fourth edition of the biennial athletics competition for Asian athletes aged 15 to 17) at the Al Kuwait Kaifan Stadium in Kuwait City from Oct 13 to 16 topped the list of medals table with six gold medals, 11 silver and seven bronze. India had finished in second place in the previous edition held in 2019 in Hong Kong. In the 2022 edition, Kuldeep Kumar won India’s first medal, a bronze in the boys’ pole vault.
He cleared a personal best effort of 4.80m. Also, India’s first gold medal was won by Akash Yadav in the boys’ shot put with an effort of 19.37m. The complete list of Indian medalists at the Asian Youth Athletics Championships 2022 is as follows: Kuldeep Kumar, pole vault, Bronze medal; Mubssina Mohammed. Girls’ long jump, Silver; Akash Yadav, Boys’ shot put, Gold; Siddarth Chaudhary Boys’ shot put Bronze; Amit Chaudhary Boys’ 1500m Gold; Nikita Kumari Girls’ discus throw Bronze; Isha Jadhav Girls’ 400m Silver; Anushka Kumbah Girls’ 400m Bronze; Arjun Boys’ javelin throw Silver; Himanshu Mishra Boys’ javelin throw Bronze; Sabita Toppo Girls’ 100m hurdles Silver; Murad Sirman Boys’ 400m hurdles Bronze; Mohammad Aman Boys’ hammer throw Silver; Divyasri Girls’ triple jump Bronze; Deepika Girls’ javelin throw Silver; Sunita Devi Girls’ 3000m Silver; Ashakiran Barla Girls’ 800m Gold; Atul Boys’ discus throw Gold; Servan K C Boys’ discus throw Silver; Vanshika Ghanghas Girls’ pole vault Silver; Ekta Dey Girls’ 2000m Silver; Mubssina Mohammed Girls’ heptathlon Silver. In the team event in Girls’ medley relay India walked away with gold and also in Boys’ medley relay India again won the gold medal