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Friday, 28 April 2017

India wins 6 medals in 2nd leg of Asian Grand Prix Atheletics Meet


India won six medals in the second leg of the Asian Grand Prix Athletics Meet in Jiaxing, China. This included the gold medal bagged by Neena Varakil in women’s long jump. Neena produced the best jump of 6.37 meters in the sixth and final round.

World junior record holder javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra (pictured) took the silver. Neeraj also qualified for the IAAF World Championships to be held in London in August, 2017.

India won three more silver medals and a bronze. These came through Manpreet Kaur in women’s shot put, Dutee Chand in women’s 100-meter race and Tintu Luka in women’s 800-meter race. The bronze came through Om Prakash Karhana in men’s shot put. India had won seven medals, including a gold and 4 silver in the first leg.

    Important Takeaways from above News for BOB PO Exam-
    • India won six medals in the second leg of the Asian Grand Prix Athletics Meet in Jiaxing, China
    • Gold medal was bagged by Neena Varakil in women’s long jump
    • Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra took the silver
    • He also qualified for the IAAF World Championships.

    If you have any other takeaways, do share with us in the comment section


    Source- The Hindu

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