The Asian Athletics Championships in Doha saw an unfamiliar sight. Jinson Johnson, India’s premier middle-distance runner, could not finish the 800m final after suffering a calf injury.
Barman's aggregate points on Tuesday was more than the 5942 she had logged while winning the gold in the last edition
With the five medals on Monday, India's medal tally stood at 2 gold, 3 silver and 5 bronze.
Asian Games gold winner in 1500m, he will hope to better the silver he won in 800m in Indonesia last year.
Confident of defending gold despite missing Dharun, relay team expects competition from hosts Qatar at Asian Championship
The average age of Indian athletes winning international medals has reduced of late. Sprinter Hima Das and shooter Saurabh Chaudhary are examples.
For an 18-year-old, Rohit Yadav has already had quite some drama in his life.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, on Monday, felicitated all the Indian medal winners of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships which concluded on Sunday.
Even as the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships opened with unprecedented buzz, the Odisha Government has taken the first big leap towards building the future of athletics in the State.