India tops the medal tally…12 gold, 5 silver, and 12 bronze. Guys, it’s time to rejoice. India carved a niche in the field of Athletics through Asian Athletic Championship 2017. Earlier this championship was going to be conducted in Ranchi, Jharkhand from June 1-4. But after Jharkhand government pulled out citing fund reasons, Odisha government expressed its willingness to host the same.
This is the final medal tally
Within 90 days, Bhubaneswar prepared itself for this continental event. Yes, guys only 90 days! Guess what, most of you must have seen the flags of all the participating nations in the temple city. New records were created. Here is list of all Asian Athletic Championship records. All the international athletes had a good time in Bhubaneswar. That is the most important thing. The government left no stone unturned to provide the best facilities to all the athletes. The athletes went for a special ‘Bhubaneswar Darshan’ trip on the last day.
List of all cities along with their respective venues
Bhubaneswar is the third Indian city to host the event, around 800 athletes from 45 countries participated. The winners of this championship will get a direct berth for the 2017 World Championships in London from August 4-13. Fingers crossed! Let’s hope for the best.
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Logo and Mascot
The logo and mascot was released on 8 May, 2017. Olly, The Olive Ridley sea Turtle, an endangered specie that travels to Odisha’s Rushikalya and Gahirmatha’s beaches for it’s nesting, was chosen as the mascot. Have a look!
Overall medal tally of Asian Athletics Championships
India holds the third position in the overall medal tally. Let’s hope for a better performance in the years to come. Here is a list of the top 20 nations.
- Muhammed Anas Yahiya and Arokiya Rajiv secured Gold and Silver medals respectively in the Men’s 400 m event.
- Jinson Johnson secured Bronze medal in the Men’s 800 m event.
- Ajay Kumar Saroj won Gold medal in the Men’s 1500 m event.
- Govindan Lakshmanan secured Gold Medals in Men’s 5000 m and 10,000 m events respectively. Cheers!
- Gopi Thonakal secured the Silver medal in the Men’s 10,000 m event.
- M.P.Jabir secured Bronze medal in the Men’s 400 m hurdles event.
- India secured Gold in 4*400 m relay. This was achieved by Kunju Muhammed, Amod Jacob, Arokia Rajiv and Muhammed Anas Yahiya.(Hurray!)
- Tejinder Pal Singh secured Silver medal in the Men’s Shot Put event.
- Vikas Gowda got a Bronze Medal in Discus Throw event.
- Neeraj Chopra and Davinder Singh Kang got Gold and Bronze medals in the Javelin Throw event.
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Women proved their mettle too.
- Dutee Chand secured a Bronze medal in the Women’s 100 m event.
- Nirmala Sheoran and Jisna Mathew got the Gold and Bronze medals in the Women’s 400 m event.
- P.U.Chitra secured Gold in Women’s 1500 m event.
- Sanjivani Jadhav got Bronze medal in the Women’s 5000 m event. Sanjivani
- Anu Raghavan secured Silver in Women’s 400 m hurdles event.
- Sudha Singh secured Gold in 3000 m Steeple Chase.
- Merlin Joseph, Himashree Roy, Srabanee Nanda and Dutee Chand gave India Bronze in 4*100 m relay.
- Debashree Majumdar, M.R.Poovama, Jisna Mathew and Nirmala Sheoran gave India Gold in 4*400 m relay.
- Nellickal V. Neena and Nayana James won Silver and Bronze in Women’s Long Jump.
- N.V.Neena secured Bronze in Women’s Tripke Jump.
- Manpreet Kaur won Gold in Women’s Shot Put.
- Annu Rani won Bronze In Javelin Throw.
- Swapna Burman and Purnima Hembram secured Gold and Bronze in Heptathlon.
These athletes made history. A total of 29 medals, the highest ever for India in Asian Athletics Championship.
Congratulations! You made us proud.
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