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In pics Asian Athletic Championships India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

The Indian contingent proved its mettle at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships held in Bhubaneshwar and ended the tournament brilliantly. Moreover, India ended China's hegemony in Athletics in the Asian region. It is the best ever medal haul by Indian athletes and has placed the country on the top of the table with twelve gold medals in the kitty.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 09 July 2017, 10:06:19 PM
In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

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The Indian contingent proved its mettle at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships held in Bhubaneshwar and ended the tournament brilliantly. Moreover, India ended China's hegemony in Athletics in the Asian region. It is the best ever medal haul by Indian athletes and has placed the country on the top of the table with twelve gold medals in the kitty.

In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

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Consolidating the lead of host country, Mohammad Anas clinched a gold in the men’s 400-metre events at Kalinga Stadium. 

In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

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Alongwith Mohammed Anas, Nirmala Sheoran too grabbed the yellow metal in women’s 400m event. 

In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

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It was difficult to hear what Ajay Kumar Saroj is trying to say, moments he was informed that he has to attend a press conference after he was declared the gold medalist for men’s 1,500 metres.

In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

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Twenty-two-year-old PU Chitra from Mundur, a non-descript village in Palakkad district in Kerala, endured the rain and surpassed all expectations to clinch gold in women's 1500m.

In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

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Govind Laxmanan won the double in long distance races, he had won the 5000 m and came back strongly to bag the yellow medal in the 10000 m.

In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

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Sudha Singh clinched a gold in women’s 3000m steeplechase event to swell India’s medal tally on the third and penultimate day.

In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

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Manpreet Kaur, a mother of five-year-old, stole the yellow metal for India on the opening day of the tournament in Women's shot put.

In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

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Neeraj Chopra threw an impressive 85.23m, a record, to win another gold for India in Javelin Throw event.

In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

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Swapna Barman, who qualified for the upcoming World Championships in August 2017, emerged victorious with a gold medal in the heptathlon event.

In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

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India also bagged yellow metal in men’s 4x400 metres relay category, adding yet another feather to the cap.

In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

In pics | Asian Athletic Championships: India bag Numero Uno position with dozen gold medals

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Alongwith the Men's team, Women's 4×400 relay team too stole the show with a gold medal in their kitty.