Siddharth Chowdhary wins gold in men's shot put event at U-20 Asian Athletics Championships
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.
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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
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
Prime Minister: Han Duck-soo
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