2017 Asian Athletics Championships: India creates history, tops medal tally

Jul 11, 2017 09:17 IST

With five gold, one silver and three bronze  medals on the final day of the 2017 Asian Athletics Championship, India finished on top of the medals tally, comfortably surpassing China and Kazakhstan.

China and Kazakhstan took the second and third spots respectively in the medal tally.

India showed its best performance ever in the Asian Athletics Championships, clinching a total of 29 medals, including 12 golds.

2017 Asian Athletics Championships: India creates history, tops medal tally

Here is the complete list of the winners for India:

Gold Medal Winners

Winner

Event

G Lakshmanan

Men’s 5000m Run

G Lakshmanan

Men’s 10000m Run

Muhammed Anas Y

Men’s 400m Run

Ajay Kumar Saroj

Men’s 1500m Run

Kunju Muhammed/

Amoj Jacob/

Muhammed Anas Y/

Arokia Rajiv

Men’s 4x400m Relay

Nirmla

Women’s 400m Run

Chitra P U

Women’s 1500m Run

Swapna Barman

Women’s Heptathlon

Sudha Singh

Women’s 3000m Steeplechase

Manpreet Kaur

Women’s Shot Put

Debashree Mazumdar/

MR Poovamma/

Jisna Matthew/

Nirmla

Women’s 4x400m Relay

Silver Medal Winners

Winner

Event

Tajinder Pal Singh Toor

Men’s Shot Put

Arokia Rajiv

Men’s 400m Run

Gopi Thonakal

Men’s 10000m Run

Neena V

Women’s Long Jump

Anu R

Women’s 400m Hurdles

Bronze Medal Winners

Winner

Event

Jabir MP

Men’s 400m Hurdles

Jinson Johnson

Men’s 800m Run

Vikas Gowda

Men’s Discus Throw

Davinder Singh Kang

Men’s Javelin Throw

Dutee Chand

Women’s 100m Run

Jisna Mathew

Women’s 400m Run

Sanjivani Jadhav

Women’s 5000m Run

Nayana James

Women’s Long Jump

Sheena NV

Women’s Triple Jump

Annu Rani

Women’s Javelin Throw

Purnima Hembram

Women’s Heptathlon

Merlin K Joseph/

Himashree Roy/

Srabani Nanda/

Dutee Chand

Women’s 4x100m Relay


About 2017 Asian Athletics Championships

The 2017 Asian Athletics Championships was the 22nd edition of the Asian Athletics Championships.

It was held from 6 to 9 July 2017 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

• Olly, the Olive Ridley sea turtle, an endangered species that travels to Odisha's Rushikulya and Gahirmatha beaches for its nesting, was the mascot for the championship.

• Bhubaneswar was the third Indian city to host the Asian Championships. Delhi in 1989 was the first city and Pune in the year 2013 was the second Indian city to hold the event.

Around 800 athletes from 45 countries attended the event.

The Championships were originally scheduled to be held at Ranchi, Jharkhand. However, after Ranchi's inability to host this event, Bhubaneswar was selected as the venue for this event.

The previous edition of the championship was held in Wuhan, China from 3–7 June 2015.

The Asian Athletics Championships are organized by Asian Athletics Association every two years.

The winners of the Championships get a direct berth for the 2017 World Championships in London to be held in August 2017.

At the 2015 Asian Athletics Championships held in Wuhan, India was at the third place in the medal tally with a total of 13 medals.

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