8:08 PM That concludes all the action from Day 2 of the World Athletics U-20 Championships. See you again tomorrow. Keep following Khel Now for all the latest updates from the world of sports.

8:05 PM It was a disappointing day for Indian athletes. Hardeep Kumar, Anu Kumar and Amandeep Singh Dhaliwal were all disappointing, to say the least. The only good news came in the form of Rohan Gautam Kamble, who has reached the next round of the men’s 400m hurdles.

8:00 PM Men’s Shot Put: The bottom four athletes have been disqualified. So, that is the end of Amandeep Singh Dhaliwal in the competition.

7:55 PM Men’s Shot Put: In the third attempt, Amandeep registers a distance of 17.08m. He stays in the bottom position and has now been eliminated.

7:45 PM Men’s Shot Put: After two attempts, Belarusian Yauheni Bryhi is the leader with a 19.70m throw.

7:40 PM Men’s Shot Put: Amandeep’s second attempt is also a foul throw. This is really disheartening.

7:30 PM Men’s Shot Put: Disappointing start from Amandeep. The Indian’s first attempt is a foul throw.

7:20 PM Men’s Shot Put: There will be a total of 12 participants in the final. Each athlete will have a total of six attempts.

7:10 PM Men’s Shot Put: The rain has stopped for now and we’re back. The men’s shot put final has begun. All eyes will be on India’s Amandeep Singh Dhaliwal.

5:50 PM India’s Amandeep Singh Dhaliwal will be in action in the men’s shot put final. However, the competition has been delayed now due to rain. We will keep you updated when we receive further updates.

5:40 PM Welcome back for the evening session of Day 2 of the World Athletics U-20 Championships.

1:15 PM That concludes all the action from the afternoon session. Join us again in the evening at around 5:35 PM IST. Amandeep Singh Dhaliwal will be contesting for a medal in the men’s shot put final. Until then, take care. See you soon!

1:10 PM Men’s 800m: After the conclusion of all the four heats, Anu Kumar of India has failed to qualify for the next round. He misses out on a whisker. South Africa’s Abednico Choba had clocked a timing of 1:50.20, to be the last automatic qualifier. Anu Kumar’s timing was 1:50.26. Really unlucky is the Indian boy, it must be said.

1:05 PM Men’s 800m: Comfortable victory for Algeria’s Mohamed Ali Gouaned. His timing has been recorded as 1:48.83.

1:02 PM Men’s 800m: The fourth and final heat will begin shortly. Eight athletes will be taking part in this heat.

1:00 PM Men’s 800m: Handal Roban of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has set a new national Under-20 record with a timing of 1:49.41. He finished in fourth place in the race. Fantastic effort from the islander!

12:58 PM Men’s 800m: Hometown boy Emmanuel Wanyonyi cruises to victory. The Kenyan absolutely dominated the race and finishes in 1:46.51

12:55 PM Men’s 800m: We are ready for the Heat 3 now. This will be the penultimate heat in this event.

12:52 PM Men’s 800m: There is news coming through that Ethiopia’s Ermiah Girma has been disqualified. He had finished ahead of India’s Anu Kumar in Heat 1. This means that Anu Kumar jumps up to the 4th spot now. But will his timing of 1:50.26 be enough to take him through?

12:48 PM Men’s 800m: Kacper Lewalski of Poland emerges victorious in Heat 2. He finishes with timing of 1:48.84.

12:44 PM Men’s 800m: There will be a total of four heats, with three more heats to go. So, it is unlikely that Anu Kumar will feature in the next round. But, let’s wait and see.

12:42 PM Men’s 800m: Noah Kibet of Kenya won the race. The first three in each heat and the next four fastest will qualify to the next round.

12:41 PM Men’s 800m: Anu Kumar finishes in 5th place with a timing of 1:50.26

12:39 PM Men’s 800m: We quickly turn our attention to the men’s 800m Heats 1. India’s Anu Kumar is in action here.

12:35 PM 400m hurdles: Sweden’s Oskar Edlund won the race with a timing of 52.77. Colombia’s Neider Abello and Danial Bibak of Iran occupied the next two spots.

12:33 PM 400m hurdles: Rohan Gautam Kamble finishes in fourth place to qualify for the semi-finals. He finishes with a timing of 55.00

12:32 PM 400m hurdles: Amar Ebed of Qatar has been disqualified for a false start. The athletes will need to restart again. Anxious moments!

12:29 PM 400m hurdles: We’re all set to start. Come on Rohan!

12:28 PM 400m hurdles: Seven athletes will participate in Heat 5. Just a reminder, that the top four will automatically qualify for the final. Can the Indian secure a spot in the final?

12:26 PM 400m hurdles: All eyes will soon be on Rohan Gautam of India in the fifth and final heat of the men’s 400m hurdles.

12:24 PM 400m hurdles: Brazilian Gabriel Santos and Poland’s Jakub Sobura-Durma ends in second and third place.

12:22 PM 400m hurdles: Jamaica’s Devontie Archer wins the race. He finishes with a timing of 52.17.

12:18 PM 400m hurdles: The athletes are getting ready for the fourth heat now. Eight of them will compete in this one.

12:15 PM 400m hurdles: Berke Akcam of Turkey wins the race with a timing of 52.40. Dmitrijs Lasenko of Latvia and Spaniard Jorge Garcia comes in second and third position.

12:12 PM 400m hurdles: 8 athletes will be competing in Heat 3. And we’re underway!

12:10 PM 400m hurdles: India’s Rohan Gautam will be seen in action in Heat 5, the last heat. We’re waiting for Heat 3 now.

12:08 PM 400m hurdles: Denis Novoseltsev wins the race with a timing of 50.88. Kenya’s Peter Kithome and Christiaan Venter of South Africa finish second and third respectively.

12:06 PM 400m hurdles: There will be a total of five heats. Heat 2 is underway now!

12:04 PM 400m hurdles: Roshawn Clarke of Jamaica wins Heats 1 with a timing of 50.93. Slovenia’s Matic Ian Gucek came second and Qatari Ismail Abakar finished third.

12:02 PM 400m hurdles: That is the end of the journey for Hardeep in this competition. He had started the race well, but stumbled with a hurdle and lost all his composure from thereon.

12:00 PM 400m hurdles: Hardeep Kumar finishes in the last place. He clocks a timing of 1:12.80

11:55 AM 400m hurdles: There are a total of six participants in the first heat. The first four in each heat and the next four fastest will reach the finals.

11:50 AM 400m hurdles: Hardeep Kumar will be in action in Heat 1 of the event.

11:40 AM Rohan Gautham and Hardeep Kumar will begin the day’s action for the Indian contingent. They will look to push themselves in the 400m hurdles in search of a World Athletics U-20 Championships medal.

Anu Kumar clinched the gold medal at the 2018 Junior Asian Athletics Championships and is in good stead to replicate that feat at the World Athletics U-20 Championships. Although he is not in his best form, the Uttarakhand-born runner is one of the brightest talents in India, in middle distance running.

The day will be rounded off by shot-putter Amandeep Singh Dhaliwal. He finished sixth in qualifying and will look to get closer to his personal best of 19.16 metres in search of a medal today at the World Athletics U-20 Championships.

 It was a successful opening day for Indian athletes at the World Athletics U-20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya. The 4x400m mixed relay team won a historic bronze medal. On the other hand, Priya Mohan reached the final of the women’s 400m.

Anu Kumar will be the bbiggest name to watch out today. Anu Kumar shot to fame after winning the gold medal at the 2018 Junior Asian Athletics Championships. The Uttarakhand-based middle-distance runner clocked 1:54.11 to get the better of Iran’s Abdolrahim Dorzadeh, who clocked at 1:54.23. He had earlier won a silver medal in the 800m at the World School Games in France and a gold medal at the Junior Federation Cup. With the continental title in his pocket, he harboured dreams of making it big on the circuit. However, the 18-year-old’s luck took a sudden dive. A shattered ankle, a harsh lockdown, and his father’s demise followed his on-track success.

He has since made a successful comeback, and will look to clinch a podium finish at the World u-20 Athletics Championships

Venue: Nairobi, Kenya


Men’s 400m hurdles heats- Rohan Gautham and Hardeep Kumar (11:55 AM IST)

Men’s 800m heats- Anu Kumar (12:35 PM IST)

Shot put Men’s final- Amandeep Singh (5:50 PM IST)

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