Gomathi Marimuthu clinchs India’s first Gold in 2019 Asian Athletics Championships in Doha

Gomathi Marimuthu from Tamil Nadu has clinched India’s first Gold in the women’s 800m race at the 2019 Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Gomathi clocked a personal best time of 2 minute 02.70 seconds in the half mile event to win a surprise gold for India. Then, Asian Games champion Tajinder Pal Toor added the 2nd gold medal to India’s tally by clinching the top spot in the podium in men’s shot put with a season’s best throw of 20.22 metres. While Shivpal Singh added a silver in men’s javelin throw by sending the spear to a distance of 86.23m, his personal best. In the process, Shivpal also booked a berth for the World Championships to be held at the same venue in September-October as he crossed the qualifying mark of 83m.

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