Rupal created history after winning a bronze medal in 400 M Women’s at the ongoing U-20 World Athletics Championship. Rupal finished with a timing of 51.85 seconds which was her personal best too. Following up her silver medal from the 4*400 Mixed Relay team, Rupal wins another medal for India at the ongoing event. Rupal became the second Indian woman to win a race event at U-20 World athletics. Hima Das did the unthinkable in 2018 when she won the first-ever gold medal for India at any event.
Young Indian javelin thrower, Vivek Kumar, qualified for the U20 World Athletics Championships Final on Thursday. The 19-year-old registered a best throw of 69.68m to go through as one of the non-automatic qualifiers. Vivek started off with a throw of 68.33m before fouling his second attempt and improving to 69.68m in his third. He was ranked fourth in Group A and eighth overall after the qualification round. Vivek holds a personal best of 69.99m which was record in June earlier this year during the U-20 National Federation Cup in Nadidad. The only Indian javelin thrower to win a medal at the U20 World Athletics Championships remains the current Olympic Champion and World Championships silver medallist Neeraj Chopra.
On the other hand, Selva Prabhu made his way into the final of men’s triple jump by breaching the automatic qualification mark of 15.80m. The Tamil Nadu lad fouled his first attempt before leaping a distance of 15.99m in his second. Selva Prabhu finished second overall in triple jump qualification, only behind Ethan Olivier of New Zealand who leapt 16.04m.
India has won 2 medals one silver and one bronze at the ongoing U20 World Championship.