Anu Kumar wins gold in Sprint at 2018 Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Japan

Middle distance runner Anu Kumar from Uttarakhand claimed gold in the men’s 800m at the 2018 Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Gifu, Japan on June 9. While, Arpandeep Kaur Bajwa grabbed a bronze in the women’s discus throw. Earlier, Ashish Jakhar created a new National U-20 record to clinch the gold with a hammer throw of 76.86 and Damneet bagged the silver with a best throw of 74.08. Beside them, Triple jumper Priyadarshini Suresh and long distance runner Poonam Sonune bagged bronze medals in women’s events.With this, India’s medals tally goes to 3 gold, one silver and nine bronze medals in the tournament.