In the Asian Athletics Championships held in Bangkok, Jyothi Yarraji of India won the gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdles race. She clocked an impressive time of 13.09 seconds, securing first place ahead of two Japanese runners, Terada Asuka (13.13s) and Aoki Masumi (13.26s). This victory marked India’s first gold medal of the championships.
In another surprising turn of events, Ajay Kumar Saroj won the gold medal in the men’s 1500m final. Despite facing competition from renowned runners from Qatar, China, Japan, and his fellow Indian athlete Jinson Johnson, Saroj triumphed with a time of 3:41.51.
Adding to India’s success, Abdulla Aboobacker secured the country’s third gold medal of the day in the Men’s Triple Jump event with a jump of 16.92m.
Additionally, Aishwarya Mishra showcased a remarkable performance by winning the bronze medal in the women’s 400m event, clocking a time of 53.07 seconds.
The Asian Athletics Championships 2023 began on July 12 and will continue until July 16 at the Suphachalasai National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. It is a five-day event that showcases top athletic talent from across Asia.
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