With 17 medals – including 3 golds – India ended at the 4th spot in the medal tally at the Asian Athletics Championships.

This is one of country’s best performance in terms of overall ranking.

With so many things to concern yourself with, chances are high that you missed this news, so here are the important details.

We won 3 gold medals:

PU Chitra: Women’s 1500m race

Gomathi Marimuthu : Women’s 800m race
Tajinder Pal Singh: Men’s shot put

30-year-old Gomathi was participating in only her 3rd international event, while Chitra successfully defended her medal from the last edition.

Apart from this, we won 7 silver and 7 gold medals, taking our total to 17. This is only 1 less than the third-ranked Japan. 

It is important to note that our contingent went to Doha without some big medal contenders like javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.

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India started its campaign by bagging 5 medals on day 1 of the competition, including 2 silver and 3 bronze.

Really proud of all our athletes.