Shaili Singh to lead Indian challenge at the World Athletics U20 Championships

The 18th edition of the World Athletics U20 championships starts on Wednesday in Nairobi, Kenya. India is sending its one of the largest ever contingent to the competition with 27 athletes participating in 20 different events. Long jumper Shaili Singh, race walker Amit, and javelin thrower Kunwer Ajai Raj will be the biggest hopes for a medal.

In the past editions, India has won 4 medals in this competition including 2 gold medals. The first-ever gold medal has won by Neeraj Chopra in 2016. His gold medal-winning throw of 86.48m is still a record in the competition. In the previous edition, Hima Das had won the yellow medal in the women’s 400m with the timing of 51.46s making her the first-ever track athlete from India to win gold in any IAAF tournament. The other 2 medals have been bronze which were won by Seema Punia in 2002 and Navjeet Kaur Dhillon in 2014. Both these medals came in the women’s discus throw.

The full team along with their personal best from their respective events:

Indian team – World U20 Athletics championships
Sl.No Name Gender Event Personal Best
1 Nalubothu Shanmuga Srinivas M 200m 21.02
2 Anu Kumar M 800m 1:49.25
3 Sunil Joliya Jinabhai M 3000m steeplechase 8:55.48
4 Tejas Shirse M 110m Hurdles 13.74
5 Hardeep M 400m Hurdles 52.49
6 RohanKamble M 52.49
7 Amit M 10000m race walk 4.:40.97
8 Amandeep Dhaliwal M Shot put 19.15m
9 Kunwer Ajai Singh Rana M Javelin Throw 74.75m
10 Jay Kumar M 72.29m
11 Vipin Kumar M Hammer Throw 68.94m
12 Donald Makimaraj M Triple Jump 15.76m
13 Bharth S M 4*400m relay 47.55
14 Kapil M 47.36
15 Abdul Razak M 48.48
16 Sumit Chahal M 48.77
17 Nagarjunan S M 48.86
18 Priya H Mohan W 400m & 4*400m relay 53.29
19 Summy W 53.57
20 Pooja W 800m 2:06.22
1500m 4:19.58
21 Ankita Dhyani W 5000m 16:21.19
22 Agasara W 100m Hurdles 13.70
23 Shaili Singh W Long Jump 6.48m
24 Baljeet Bajwa W 10000m race walk 48:19.88
25 Payal Vohra W 4*400m relay 55.49
26 Deepanshi W 55.77
27 Kunja Rajitha W 56.45




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