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Monday, 10 July 2017

India tops medal tally for first time in Asian Athletics Championships history


India has topped the medal tally for the first time in the history of Asian Athletics Championships. In a stunning show of dominance on the fourth and final day of competitions in Bhubaneshwar, India clinched five gold, 1 silver, and 3 bronze.

With that, the hosts ended the championships on top with a haul of 29 medals which included 12 gold, 5 silver, and 12 bronze. India’s earlier best came way back in the 1985 Jakarta edition where they had won 22 medals. 

India pushed China to the second spot (20 Medals). China ended this edition with a tally of 8 gold, 7 silver, 5 bronze. Kazakhstan finished third (8 Medals) with 4 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze while Iran ended on fourth with 4 gold and 1 bronze.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • This was the 22nd Edition of Asian Athletics Championships which was held in Odisha.
  • OLLY was the Mascot of the Championship.
Source- The Indian Express

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