Indian medalists in Asian Athletics Championship 2019

Last Updated: April 26, 2019

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Indian medalists in Asian Athletics Championship 2019
26 April 2019 Current Affairs: The 2019 Asian Athletics Championships was the 23rd edition of the Asian Athletics Championships, held from 21 to 24 April 2019 at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar.
Over 43 nations participated in the event.
It will serve as the test event for the 2019 athletics World Championships which are being held at the same venue.
Last year, Asian Athletics Championships was held in Bhubaneswar India.
India bagged 17 medals overall, including 3 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze medals and finished fourth in the tournament.
China tops the medal table of 2019 Asian Athletics Championships with 29 medals in total.
Bahrain (22 medals) and Japan (18 medals) secured second and third place respectively in medal table.
India’s Gold Medal winners at 2019 Asian Athletics Championships:
Gomathi Marimuthu has won India’s first gold medal of the Asian Athletics Championship 2019, in 800m race, after clocking 2:02.70s.
Tejinder Pal Sing Toor won gold medal in men’s shot put event.
PU Chitra won gold in women’s 1500m event after clocking  4:14.56s to become the first Indian athlete to defend her Asian Athletics Championships in the 2019 meet.
Chitra had won the gold medal in the women's 1500m race in the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships held in Bhubaneshwar.
India’s Silver Medal winners:
 
India’s Bronze Medal winners:

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