The 25th Asian Athletics Championship, held in Bangkok, Thailand, from July 12 to 16, 2023, witnessed India’s remarkable performance, reaching a historic milestone in the world of athletics. India’s outstanding display of talent resulted in a total of 27 medals – six gold, 12 silver, and nine bronze – securing them the third position in the overall standings, trailing only behind Japan and China. This achievement surpassed India’s previous record set in 2017 at Bhubaneswar, where they won nine gold, six silver, and 12 bronze medals.
Medal Winners: Exceptional Talent on Display
India’s athletes showcased their incredible talents across various events, and their medal tally reflected their hard work and dedication.
Gold Medal Winners:
|1||Jyothi Yarraji||100m hurdles|
|2||Parul Chaudhary||3000m steeplechase|
|3||Tajinderpal Singh Toor||Shot put|
|4||Abdulla Aboobacker||Triple jump|
|5||Ajay Kumar Saroj||1500m|
|6||*Mixed Relay Team (Rajesh Ramesh, Aishwarya Mishra, Amoj Jacob, Subha Venkatesan)||4x400m|
Silver Medal Winners:
|4||Priyanka Goswami||20km racewalk|
|5||Shaili Singh||Long jump|
|6||Abha Khatua||Shot put|
|9||M. Sreeshankar||Long jump|
|10||Sarvesh Anil Kushare||High jump|
|11||*Men’s relay Team (Amoj Jacob, Muhammed Variyathodi, Rajesh Ramesh, Mijo Kurian)||4×400|
Bronze Medal Winners:
|1||Manpreet Kaur||Shot put|
|2||*Women’s relay team (Rezoana Mallick, Aishwarya Mishra, Jyothika Sri Dandi, Subha Venkatesan)||4x400m|
|6||Santhosh Kumar||400m hurdles|
|7||Vikash Singh||20km racewalk|
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Asian Athletics Association:
The year 2023 marked a momentous occasion as the Asian Athletics Association celebrated its 50th anniversary since its establishment. Athletes from across the continent competed fiercely, showcasing their prowess in various events.
Japan’s athletes excelled throughout the championship, securing the top position on the medal tally with a remarkable haul of 37 medals – 16 gold, 11 silver, and 10 bronze. Their exceptional performance showcased their dedication and talent.
China’s Impressive Presence:
China’s athletes displayed remarkable determination, securing the second position with a total of 22 medals – eight gold, eight silver, and six bronze. Their consistent performance was a testament to their hard work and commitment.
The 25th Asian Athletics Championship in Bangkok witnessed India’s historic achievement, as they garnered a total of 27 medals, including six gold, 12 silver, and nine bronze. This remarkable feat placed India in the third position overall, surpassing their previous records. The Championship also marked the Asian Athletics Association’s 50th anniversary, a celebration of sportsmanship and the spirit of unity among athletes from diverse nations. As India continues to nurture its exceptional athletes, the future holds great promise for the nation’s athletic prowess on the international stage.
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