Asian Athletics Championships begins today


Doha: The Asian Athletics Championships is all set to begin in Doha in Qatar on Sunday. While the first day will decide eight gold medals, Hima Das will be in action in the 400m event on Sunday.

The 42-member Indian team will be competing in the tournament to achieve success in order to place India on the top slot.

Annu Rani and Kumari Sharmila in the women’s javelin throw final, Parul Chaudhary and Sanjivani Jadhav in the women’s 5000m final, Avinash Sable and Shankar Lal Swami in the men’s 3000m steeplechase final, and Gavit Murali Kumar and Abhishek Pal in the men’s 10,000m final will also be seen in action on the first day.

Notably, India had finished on top of the table with a record-breaking haul of 29 medals (12 gold, 5 silver, 12 bronze) in the 2017 Championships in Bhubaneswar.

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