Eurasian Athletics Championships : Indian juniors claim six gold medals

U-20 national teams from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, India and Tajikistan competed in the two-day athletics meet that concluded on Thursday.

Gurindervir Singh

Gurindervir Singh emerged as the fastest man in the under-20 Eurasian athletics meet in Almatty   -  Special arrangement

Indian athletes won five gold and three silver medals at the Under-20 Eurasian Athletics Championships held in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The U-20 national teams from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, India and Tajikistan competed in the two-day athletics meet that concluded on Thursday.

On day one, Gurindervir Singh clocked 10.42 seconds in the boys’ 100m to claim the gold, emerging as the faster man in the meet, while Vikrant Panchal took the top spot in the boys’ 400m with a time of 47.90 seconds.

The 19-year-old from Punjab, who won the Federation Cup in 10.35s which broke his  under-20 national record set last year, clocked 10.42s for the gold.

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In the girls’ 400m final, Florence Barla won the gold medal with a time of 54.73 seconds.

On Thursday, Sreekiran bagged the boys’ 800m gold with a time of 1:54.62 while Rohit Yadav added the fifth gold medal to India’s tally, finishing on top in the boys’ javelin throw by clearing a distance of 74.55m.

The Indian team comprising Abdul Razak, Priscilla Daniel, Florence Barla, Vikrant Panchal also bagged the 4x400m mixed relay gold with a time of 3:30.58s.

Three silver medals were won by Abdul Razak (boys’ 400m), Priscilla Daniel (girls’ 800m) and Sahil Silwal (boys’ javelin throw silver).