2023 Asian Athletics C'ships: Jyothi, Parul win double medals, India finish with best-ever away medal haul — Highlights
2023 Asian Athletics Championship Medal Tally: India finish 3rd behind Japan and China with 6 gold medals. With 27 total medals, this is India's best ever show at an AAC edition away from home.
India finished at third spot with six gold medals on the 2023 Asian Athletics Championships medal tally behind Japan (16 gold) and China (8 gold) after the final day's action at the Suphachalasai Stadium in Bangkok on Sunday.
India finished the 2023 AAC with 27 total medals - 6 gold, 12 silver and 9 bronze medals. This is India's best ever show at an AAC edition held outside India.
Jyothi Yarraji (200m) and Parul Choudhary (5000m) both won silver medals on Sunday, to add to their earlier gold medals. No gold medal was won on the final day.
Indian Gold Medal Winners at 2023 AAC: Jyothi Yarraji (100m hurdles), Tajinder Toor (shot put), Abdullah Aboobacker (triple jump), Parul Choudhary (3000m steeplechase), Ajay Saroj (1500m) and the mixed 400m relay team.
Medals won on Day 5: DP Manu (Javelin) - Silver, Jyothi Yarraji (200m) - Silver, Priyanka Goswami (20km Racewalk) - Silver, Parul Choudhary (5000m) - Silver, Krishan Kumar (800m) - Silver, Chanda (800m) - Silver, Abha Khatua (Shot Put) - Silver, Men's 400m relay team - Silver, Vikas (20km Racewalk) - Bronze, Gulveer Singh (5000m) - Bronze, Ankita (5000m) - Bronze, Manpreet Kaur (Shot Put) - Bronze, Women's 400m relay team - Bronze
Day 5 Highlights:
- 16 July 2023 11:37 AM GMT
The women's team of Rezoana Malik Heena, Aishwarya Mishra, Jyothika and Subha finish 3rd behind Vietnam and Sri Lanka.
The final event for India of the 5-day tournament, the men's relay race, coming up now. Amoj Jacob and Rajesh Ramesh, who were part of the mixed team relay gold, will again be expected to star. Can they help India end the campaign with a 7th gold?
- 16 July 2023 10:47 AM GMT
Jyothi Yarraji wins silver in the 200m final. She was leading till the last 50 metres! A late sting in the tail in the campaign of who has been one of the best athletes in the 2023 AAC across all countries, Jyothi has to settle for silver in 200m. This is her second medal after the 100m hurdles gold. Alongside the other double medallist Parul Choudhary (middle distance), Jyothi has established herself as an Asian great in short distances this year. What an athlete!
- 16 July 2023 10:27 AM GMT
What drama! DP Manu has done it when he needed it the most. What a horrible way to bow out it would have been to have been pushed down to 3rd on the last attempt. But Manu does it on the 6th attempt, throws the javelin to a distance of 81.01. That will seal the silver medal for him. Japan's Genke wins gold.
- 16 July 2023 10:23 AM GMT
DP Manu is now down to 3rd spot. Pakistan's Muhammad Yasir has overtaken him with a 79.93m throw. Manu has one last throw left. Can he recover?
Meanwhile, Abhishek Pal is in the 5000m race which has just started. It will be Jyothi's 200m final after this.
- 16 July 2023 10:09 AM GMT
DP Manu has a challenger! Roderik Genke Dean of Japan, who has British origin, breaches 80m. 2 of his throws cross 80, the gold medal is in his hands now with a 83.15m throw. Manu, with a 79.83m throw, is still in silver spot. 2 more attempts left.
- 16 July 2023 10:06 AM GMT
Abha Khatua with a massive new personal best! Her PB before this was 17.13. She throws 18.06m and lets out a massive roar. There were hopes on Manpreet, and it was Manpreet who was leading after the first round, but she's now down to 3rd. Abha climbs up to silver medal spot. The gold medal winning throw stands at 18.88 with 1 more round left.
- 16 July 2023 9:54 AM GMT
Parul Choudhary wins silver in 5000m. Ankita also puts in a late surge to inch into bronze medal spot.
This is Parul's 2nd medal of the meet after her 3000m steeplechase gold. She has definitely made her mark at the 2023 AAC.