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Rupal wins Bronze in 400 M at U-20 World Athletics Championship

Rupal wins the first bronze medal for India in the 400 M race with a personal best timing of 51.85 m.

Rupal wins Bronze in 400 M at U-20 World Athletics Championship

Pritish Raj

Updated: 5 Aug 2022 7:29 AM GMT

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.

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