Sunil Kumar wins decathlon gold at Asian U20 Athletics Championships

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Sunil-KumarSunil 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.

An Overview of the News

  • 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

South Korea:

  • 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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