India finished the opening day at the 3rd Asian Youth Athletics Championships with 2 Golds, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze Medals. Thabitha P.M of India ran girl’s 100m Hurdles in 13.86s to secure the first gold medal for India in the championship. The silver and bronze medal went to the Japan’s Mayuko Iwasa (14.03s) and Xinyu Liu (14.44s) of China respectively.

In boy’s hammer throw final, Vipin Kumar threw 69.00m in his first attempt to claim an early lead in the competition. He maintained the lead through out and with an effort of 69.63m in his final attempt secured the second gold medal for India. Chinese athlete Yanfeng Fan and Iran’s Sahand Noor bagged silver and bronze medal with throws of 66.64m and 65.85m respectively.

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