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World Athletics U20 Championships: India’s Amit Wins Silver In 10,000m Race Walk


Amit completed behind gold medal winner Heristone Wanyonyi of Kenya.© Twitter

India’s Amit gained the silver medal in males’s 10,000m race stroll on the World Athletics U20 Championships as he completed with a time of 42 minutes 17.94 seconds in Nairobi on Saturday. Amit completed behind gold medal winner Heristone Wanyonyi of Kenya who clocked a time of 42:10.84. The Indian teen had led the race for big components earlier than being overtaken by Wanyonyi within the penultimate lap. Paul McGrath of Spain took residence the bronze medal with a time of 42:26.11.

Amit, 17, had set a brand new nationwide U-20 document in 10km race strolling earlier this 12 months when he gained the title on the 18th National Federation Cup with a time of 40:40.97.

“As it’s a high altitude so breathing (was a) problem for me. It was my first international competition and (I) won silver for India. I’m happy with silver at least I could fulfil the hopes of India,” stated Amit after successful the medal, in response to a tweet shared by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI).

This is the primary time that an Indian has gained a medal in race strolling and can be the primary time that the nation has gained two medals in a single version of the occasion. The mixed 4x400m relay team had won the bronze medal earlier this week.

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In the combined relay race, the Indian quartet of Bharath S, Priya Mohan, Summy and Kapil had clocked 3 minutes 20.60 seconds to complete third within the ultimate.

Overall, that is the sixth medal gained by an Indian on the World Athletics U20 Championships. Previous winners embody Seema Antil, Navjeet Kaur Dhillon, Neeraj Chopra and Hima Das.

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