Team India shines in Asian Indoor Athletics Championships

Wednesday 21st February 2024 05:27 EST

After the end of the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships 2024, Indian Sports Minister Anurag Thakur congratulated Team India's performance.

He praised Team India for bagging three golds, one silver and two new national indoor records. Anurag hailed Jyothi Yarraji for making two new national records in the 60m hurdles event.

Reliance Foundation athlete Jyothi Yarraji won India's first medal at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in Tehran (Iran), winning gold in the 60m hurdles event with a new national record timing of 8.12s on Saturday.

He also praised Tajinder Singh for breaking the 19-year-old record in the men's shotput and sealing a gold medal with his 19.72m throw. Asian Games champion Tajinderpal Singh Toor secured a gold medal at the men's shot put event on Saturday.

Thakur also congratulated Harmilan Bains for bagging a gold medal in the women's 1500m event. He also praised Ankita Dhyani for winning a silver medal in the women's 3000m.

Ankita Dhyani secured a women's 3000 m event silver with timings of 9:26.22 minutes. "A fantastic kick-off to the #IndianAthletics season with our #TOPScheme & KI athletes achieving milestones on their road to #Paris2024," the Sports Minister concluded.

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