Rupal created history after winning a bronze medal in 400 M Women's at the ongoing U-20 World Athletics Championship. Rupal finished with a timing of 51.85 seconds which was her personal best too.
Following up her silver medal from the 4*400 Mixed Relay team, Rupal wins another medal for India at the ongoing event and she becomes the first Indian to win twin medals at U-20 World Athletics Championship.
Hailing from a family with modest means, her father being a small-time farmer in Shahpur Jainpur village in UP's Meerut district, the 17-year-old has been in incredible form having run as many as four 400m races in just three days.
Rupal became the second Indian woman to win a race event at U-20 World athletics. Hima Das did the unthinkable in 2018 when she won the first-ever gold medal for India at any event.
Earlier this year, Rupal stunned pre-race favourite Priya Mohan of Karnataka to clinch the gold medal in the women's 400m at the National U-20 Federation Cup Athletics Championships here on Friday.
Two days back along with trio Barath, Priya Mohan and Kapil, Rupal created a new Asia record and won the silver medal. They were dominant in the first lap and that is how you arrive at the silver.
India has won 2 medals one silver and one bronze at the ongoing U20 World Championship.