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.
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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