Sunil Kumar wins decathlon gold at Asian U20 Athletics Championships
Sunil Kumar, representing India, won the gold medal with a score of 7003 points in the men's decathlon event at the Asian U20 Athletics Championships in Yecheon, South Korea.
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In the women's high jump event, Pooja won the silver medal with a jump of 1.82 metres.
Bushra Khan earned a silver medal in the women's 3000m race.
The Indian women's 4x100m relay team won the bronze medal with a timing of 45.36 seconds.
Siddharth Chowdhary won the gold medal in the men's shot put event with a throw of 19.52 metres.
In the javelin throw event, Shivam Lohakare won the silver medal with a throw of 72.34 metres.
Sharuk Khan added another silver to India's tally in the men's 3000m steeplechase with a timing of 8:51.74.
Sushmita earned a silver medal in the long jump event.
In the medal table, India has secured the third position in the overall ranking.
India has earned a total of 12 medals.
Japan topped the rankings with 10 gold medals and 17 medals in total.
China is second in the rankings with a total of 14 medals.
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 militarised border with North Korea.
President - Yoon Suk Yeol
Capital - Seoul
Prime Minister - Han Duck-soo
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