17 October 2018 Current Affairs:
Suraj Panwar Soren won the silver medal in the men’s 5000m race walk event at the Youth Olympic Games, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He opened India’s account in athletics in the third edition. The athletic events were held in two stages. Suraj finished the first stage in 20:23.30s, the second stage in 20:35.87 and won the silver. Ecuador’s Oscar Patin won the first stage in 20:13.69, won the gold after finishing second.
The Youth Olympics’ Asia Area qualification meet in Bangkok in July, Suraj had finished second in the 10,000m race walk behind China’s Xin Wang.