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Jyothi Yarraji sets new National Record to win gold in 60m hurdles, Harmilan Bains bags gold in 1500m at Asian Indoor Athletics Championships 2024

Published at :February 17, 2024 at 4:44 PM
Modified at :March 17, 2024 at 6:49 PM
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Ashwathy Rajendran

Jyothi rewrote her own NR that she set last year.

India have made an impressive commencement at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships 2024 on the opening day, with Harmilan Bains and Jyothi Yarraji securing individual gold medals in the morning session in Tehran on Saturday (February 17).

Jyothi Yarraji, after securing a silver last year clinched her maiden gold medal at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships. The Indian hurdler impressively clocked 8.12 seconds in women’s 60m hurdles marking a new personal best for her in the indoor season. She also reset her won National Record in the event.

She had advanced to the women’s 60m hurdles final by leading the opening heat with a time of 8.22 seconds. Asuka Terada of Japan secured the silver medal while Lui Lai Yiu from Hong Kong settled for the bronze.

Her outstanding achievement establishes a fresh national record in the Women’s 60m Hurdles event by breaking her previous time of 8.13 seconds achieved last year.

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Harmilan Bains wins gold in women’s 1500m final

Competing in the women’s 1500m final, Harmilan Bains, the double silver medallist at the Asian Games, vigorously contended for a podium finish in her specialized event. Her efforts proved triumphant as she secured India’s first medal of the competition and it happened to be a gold.

Harmilan Bains clinched victory in the women’s 1500m final by completing the race with an impressive time of 4:29.55 seconds. The Asian Games medalist had an effortless win in the 1500m.

The two remaining Indian participants in the long jump final of the all-women morning session, Shaili Singh (6.27 meters) and Nayana James (6.23 meters) concluded their performances outside the medal positions, securing fifth and sixth places, respectively.

In the previous Asian Indoor Athletics Championships campaign, India amassed a total of eight medals, comprising six silver medals. Having secured two gold medals, India has already exceeded last year’s gold medal count which was a solitary gold won by Tajinderpal Singh Toor in Astana.

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