International media is showering praises on Indian athletes for showcasing their real strength in Poland and as a result, they have won as many as 19 medals for the country. It is indeed good news for the entire nation as our athletes making their presence count in the big stage.
Let’s do hope that Indian media gives special attention to these athletes who brought laurels for India. National record holder Muhammed Anas won gold in men’s 200m race at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland.
The ace sprinter won the race as he clocked 21.18 seconds while Noah Nirmal Tom settled for Silver in 21.66 seconds.
M P Jabir earned the yellow metal in men’s 400m hurdles in 50.21 seconds while Jithin Paul settled for bronze medal in 52.26 secs.
Apart from men, even women proved that they are worth the weight in gold in 400m race. P Saritaben (52.77 secs), Sonia Baishya (53.73 secs) and R Vithya (53.73 secs) accomplished their feat in record time.
Indian track and field athletes have also won whopping 19 medals, including 12 gold, in the Qasanov Memorial Meet which ended on a good note for our athletes here on Sunday.
National record holder and long jumper M Sreeshankar chaired the campaign with a gold-winning performance of 7.88m, his national record stands at 8.20m.
Mohd. Salahuddin also displayed sheer class in men’s triple jump event with a personal best effort of 16.64m and ended up winning gold for India while compatriot Mohd. Zuber settled for Silver in 16.21m.
Sahil Silwal added one more gold by clinching the men’s javelin throw event with a personal best effort of 77.40m while Rohit Yadav took the silver by projecting the spear to a distance of 75.36m.
Other notable gold winners are Harsh Kumar (400m), Mohammed Afsal (800m), Ajay Kumar Saroj (1500m), Gagandeep Singh (discus throw), Archana (100m), Lili Das (1500m), Navjeet Kaur Dhillon (discus throw), Navjeet Kaur (shot put) and women’s 4x100m relay.
India’s sporting future is in safe hands considering the fact that the athletes stamped their authority in their respective fields.