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.
END of Asian Athletics Championships. India finish at 4th spot with 17 medals (3 Gold, 7 Silver & 7 Bronze)— India_AllSports (@India_AllSports) April 24, 2019
India’s performance in earlier editions:
2017: 29 Medals (12G, 5S, 12B) | 1st
2015: 13 Medals (4G, 5S, 4B) | 3rd
2013: 17 medals (2G, 6S, 9B) | 6th #AAC2019 pic.twitter.com/Ejggwicduk
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
Gold Medal Alert ⚠— IndInTokyo’2020 (@India_Olym2020) April 24, 2019
They said you can’t beat Bahrain 🇧🇭
P U Chitra had other PLANS!!
She stormed past not one but ✌️ girls from #Bahrain at #AsianAthleticsChampionship2019
She wins the 1500m 🚺 with a timing 4:14:56#Athletics 🏃 #doha #AsianAthletics@afiindia pic.twitter.com/ASClhK3NSL
📸 1500m Gold Medalist #PUChitra with National flag here at Khalifa Stadium #AAC2019 #Doha— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) April 24, 2019
“Got a little nervous towards the end being next to Bahraini runner (Gashaw Tigest). She beat me to third place in Asian Games. I had to really push hard in the end,” Chitra pic.twitter.com/aSM9DnOzyb
30-year-old Gomathi was participating in only her 3rd international event, while Chitra successfully defended her medal from the last edition.
🇮🇳— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) April 23, 2019
1st GOLD medal for #India in #AsianAthleticsChampionships. #GomathiMarimuthu wins Gold medal 🥇 in Women’s 800m clocking 2:02.70. pic.twitter.com/589JrNk9w0
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.
#DuteeChand you deserve it, you did it!— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) April 24, 2019
Winner of 200m bronze medal #AAC2019 #Doha with a PB time of 23.24s
“I am really very happy. I missed a medal in 100m & relay. I put too much effort in 100m, was not sure of medal in 200m. Just did my best & I am happy,” Dutee said. pic.twitter.com/Ompcd5PFi5