Rupal Chaudhary becomes first Indian to win two medals at U20 Worlds

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Rupal Chaudhary from Uttar Pradesh, scripted history by winning two medals and became the first Indian athlete to win two medals in a single edition of the World U20 Athletics Championships in Cali, Colombia on 4 August.

Important facts 

  • Rupal won the bronze medal in the women's 400m race. Earlier, she had won a silver medal in the 4x400m relay.

  • In the women's 400m race, Rupal clocked 51.85s to finish third behind Great Britain's Yemi Mary John (51.50) and Kenya's Damaris Mutunga (51.71).

  • Earlier she was part of the relay team which won the silver medal in the 4x400m race.

  • Rupal had competed in the first round of the individual 400m race on the same day and thereafter went into the semi-finals and final.

  • Rupal is the second Indian to win a medal in the women's 400m race at the World Under-20 Athletics Championships.

  • Earlier in 2018, Hima Das won the gold medal with a timing of 51.46 seconds.

  • Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was the first Indian to win a gold medal in this championship tournament. In 2016, he won the gold medal in the competition played in Poland.

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