Siddharth Chowdhary wins gold in men's shot put event at U-20 Asian Athletics Championships

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Siddharth Chowdhary, representing India, won the gold medal in the men's shot put event at the Under-20 Asian Athletics Championships held in Yecheon, South Korea.

An Overview of the News

  • He achieved this feat by recording a personal best throw of 19.52 metres.

  • Indian athletes Sharuk Khan earned a silver medal in the 3000 meters steeplechase event, Shivam Lohakare a silver medalin the javelin throw and Sushmitaa silver medal in the long jump event.

  • Apart from this, Shakeel finished third in the 800 meter race by securing a bronze medal.

  • The Indian mixed relay team also put up a commendable performance, bagging another bronze medal.

  • India's total medal tally has gone up to nine at the Under-20 Asian Athletics Championships in South Korea.

Asian Athletics Championships

  • It is organised by the Asian Athletics Federation.

  • It serves as an annual event for track and field athletes from Asian countries.

  • Inauguration - 1973

South Korea:

  • It is an East Asian nation located in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

  • It shares a heavily militarized border with North Korea.

  • President: Yoon Suk Yeol

  • Capital: Seoul

  • Prime Minister: Han Duck-soo

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