The 16-year-old athlete from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh not only registered her personal best but was also the fastest among all female participants.
U-20 World Athletics Championships: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur interacts with athletes & medallists
Anurag Thakur met the Indian athletes who returned from Nairobi after competing at the U-20 World Athletics Championships.
The 17-year-old Indian's personal best effort of 6.59m was not enough for a gold as she was pipped to the post by Sweden's Maja Askag, who managed 6.60m for the top spot.
Chandan said Khatri, from Rohtak district in Haryana, has the potential to become a top-class race walker in the next few years.
For any athlete, the first international event can be intimidating. Even Shaili Singh was feeling the jitters during her first jump at the World U20 Athletics Championships.
Once Barath – the son of a lorry driver in Viluppuram – is back home, he hopes to give his ankle plenty of rest and recover fully.
Sebastian Coe congratulates relay bronze in U-20 World Athletics Championships, says India is making great progress in athletics
In a video tweeted by Sebastian Coe, the 64-year-old was seen interacting with the Indian athletes, including the medallists.
The Indian mixed 4x400m relay team stormed into the final of the U-20 World Athletics Championships after topping its heat.
I am not going to be content with this Olympic gold and sit on this laurel. I would like to do even better and win gold again, Chopra said.
Meanwhile, Kanniyakumari Lok Sabha MP Vijay Vasanth has been taking steps to help Barvin fulfil her dreams.
India named a 28-member team for the World Athletics U-20 Championships to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from August 17 to 22.
Coupled with her inability to train for the majority of the past couple of months due to lockdown in Chennai, Kanimozhi says she wasn't in the right mental state.
In a shocking incident on Wednesday, the para-athletes had to compete in shot put event late in the evening without flood lights at the Kanteerava Stadium here.
Nationals witness mobile phone lights used as homing device to guide participants and officials in darkness, breach of Covid protocols; paralympic body in fix.
The PCI claimed that it has informed SAI in a letter that it had all the necessary protocols in place, going on to list how sanitised water bottles were used.