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7:45 PM That brings to an end the action from day 4 of the World Athletics U-20 Championships. Rohan Kamble and the men’s relay team were major disappointments. Baljeet Kaur faded away after a bright start in the women’s 10000m race walk final. On the other hand, Priya Mohan narrowly missed out on a medal, after finishing in 4th place in the women’s 400m final.
However, the day belongs to Amit Khatri. The young Indian race walker lived up to his reputation by clinching a silver medal in the men’s 10000m race walk final. It was India’s first medal in race walking in a major international competition. The medal also means the nation has now won multiple medals in the same edition of the World Athletics U-20 Championships for the first time ever.
7:36 PM Women’s 400m Final: Nigeria’s Imaobong Nse Uko wins the gold medal. The silver medal goes to Kornelia Lesiewicz of Poland. Home athlete Sylvia Chelangat of Kenya takes the bronze medal.
7:33 PM Women’s 400m Final: The timing set by Priya is her personal best timing. She can leave with her head held high.
7:30 PM Women’s 400m Final: Priya Mohan narrowly misses out on a medal as she finishes in 4th place, with a timing of 52.77.
7:25 PM Women’s 400m Final: The athletes have taken their positions on the track. We’re all set for the mega final featuring India’s Priya Mohan.
7:15 PM: Welcome back folks!! We’re all set for the grand finale of Day 4 at the World Athletics U-20 Championships. Priya Mohan aims for her second medal of the competition in the Women’s 400m final.
5:50 PM Do rejoin us again at around 7:15 PM IST as we will buildup towards the Women’s 400m final. Indian girl Priya Mohan will be among the eight participants in the final.
5:45 PM Men’s 400m hurdles semi-finals: India’s Rohan Gautam Kamble finishes in 7th place in Heat 2. He clocks a timing of 52.88. It was never going to be enough for a place in the final, and he is now knocked out.
5:38 PM Men’s 400m hurdles semi-finals: Turkey’s Berke Akcam wins Heat 1 with a timing of 49.73. He sets a new national under 20 record in the process. Pretty impressive!
5:30 PM Men’s 400m hurdles semi-finals: India’s Rohan Gautam Kamble will take part in Heat 2. The top two in each heat and the next two fastest will qualify for the final.
5:20 PM Welcome back, we are ready for the men’s 400m hurdles semi-finals.
2:50 PM That concludes all the action from the afternoon session. Join us for the evening session when Rohan Kamble will take part in the men’s 400m hurdles semi-finals and Priya Mohan will take part in the women’s 400m final.
2:47 PM Regarding the women’s 4x400m relay, India will directly be seen in action in the final. There will be a total of eight teams competing in the final. The race will take place tomorrow, which will be the final day of the competition.
2:42 PM Men’s 4x400m relay: Team India finishes in bottom place. Kenyan team takes the victory in front of home fans.
2:40 PM Men’s 4x400m relay: This will be a tough test. Can the Indian team produce a stunning performance?
2:38 PM Men’s 4x400m relay: The Indian under 20 men’s relay team will take to the tracks shortly.
2:33 PM Men’s 4x400m relay: Nigeria emerges victorious in Heat 1 with a timing of 3:06.70, which is their season-best. Ecuador claims a shock second place after setting a new national under 20 record. Poland finishes in third place.
2:28 PM Men’s 4x400m relay: Heat 1 featuring Poland, Italy, Nigeria, South Africa and Ecuador has begun.
2:25 PM Men’s 4x400m relay: The first three in each heat and the next two fastest will qualify for the final. It will be a tough test for India, having been paired up against Jamaica, Kenya, Brazil, Botswana and Romania in Heat 2.
2:15 PM Men’s 4x400m relay: The Indian team will consist of Abdul Razak, Kapil, Sumit Chahal and Barath Sridhar. Can they replicate the heroics of the mixed team?
2:05 PM The men’s 4x400m relay heats will be the upcoming event. India will be competing in Heat 2.
1:52 PM The silver won by Amit Khatri today means that India has won multiple medals for the first time ever at the World Athletics U-20 Championships. This is after India’s mixed relay team had claimed a bronze medal earlier in the competition.
1:48 PM Women’s 10000m Race Walk Final: Baljeet records a timing of 48:58.17. That is her personal best timing and it comes on the global stage. Really commendable effort from the young Indian athlete!
1:47 PM Women’s 10000m Race Walk Final: India’s Baljeet Kaur with an impressive performance. She finishes in 7th place.
1:45 PM Women’s 10000m Race Walk Final: Sofia Ramos Rodriguez wins the gold medal. The silver medal goes to Frenchwoman Maele Bire-Heslouis. Eliska Martinkova comes third.
1:40 PM Women’s 10000m Race Walk Final: We are now into the final stretch of the race. No change in the positions yet, and it might end this way.
1:35 PM Women’s 10000m Race Walk Final: The final 2000 metres of the race remaining now. The Mexican continues to hold a healthy lead. Baljeet Kaur is still stuck in the 9th position.
1:28 PM Women’s 10000m Race Walk Final: Sofia Ramos Rodriguez continues to lead the race. India’s Baljeet Kaur is up to 9th place now. However, her podium hopes are all but over.
1:20 PM Women’s 10000m Race Walk Final: There are 12 more laps to go. Mexico’s Sofia Ramos Rodriguez is the new leader. Baljeet Kaur of India is down to 10th place now.
1:15 PM Women’s 10000m Race Walk Final: The high altitude is having its toll on the race walkers now. Baljeet Kaur has dropped down to 6th place now.
1:12 PM Women’s 10000m Race Walk Final: Baljeet Kaur’s lead has disappeared. Margret Gati of Kenya is the current leader.
1:05 PM Women’s 10000m Race Walk Final: 20 more laps remaining. Home athlete Margret Gati is already closing the gap on Baljeet Kaur.
1:02 PM Women’s 10000m Race Walk Final: There will be a total of 25 laps. Kenya and Ethiopian athletes are already starting to eye Baljeet Kaur.
12:59 PM Women’s 10000m Race Walk Final: India’s Baljeet Kaur has an early lead. However, this is just the beginning.
12:55 PM Women’s 10000m Race Walk Final: The race walkers have all lined up. We are all set to begin.
12:45 PM Women’s 10000m Race Walk Final: Baljeet Kaur’s personal best timing is 49:50.71, which was set this season itself.
12:40 PM Women’s 10000m Race Walk Final: From one race walking final to another, and one more Indian will be seen in action. Baljeet Kaur will be representing India at the women’s event.
12:34 PM Men’s 10000m Race Walk Final: Heristone Wanyonyi of Kenya wins the gold medal with a timing of 42:10.84. India’s Amit Khatri claims the silver medal and Spaniard Paul McGrath comes third. Therefore, it’s an Africa-Asia-Europe on the podium. Fantastic!
12:30 PM Men’s 10000m Race Walk Final: India’s Amit Khatri wins a historic silver medal in 10km race walking. This boy’s a star. What a performance from the Indian race walker.
12:28 PM Men’s 10000m Race Walk Final: Amit is currently in 2nd place, but this will be massive for Indian sports.
12:25 PM Men’s 10000m Race Walk Final: The last two laps are coming up now. Kenya’s Heristone Wanyonyi is pushing Amit to his limits.
12:20 PM Men’s 10000m Race Walk Final: India’s Amit Khatri is currently in the first position. There are 4 more laps remaining in this race. This is amazing!
12:15 PM Good Afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen! The men’s 10 km race walk is currently going on.
11:30 AM One of India’s biggest medal prospects at the World Athletics U-20 Championships, race walker Amit Khatri will be in action today. The youngster from Haryana broke the national record earlier in 2021 in the Federation Cup. He clocked a timing of 40:40.97 and broke the previous record, which was set in 2018. Amit will now look to shine on the global stage. Another race walker Baljeet Kaur will be the only Indian representative in the women’s 10000m (10km) race walk. She has clocked a timing of 48:19.88 at the Indian U-20 Championships in the Sarusajai Stadium in Guwahati.
After winning the bronze medal in the mixed team 4x400m relay, the Indian contingent will be charged up to perform in the men’s and women’s 4x400m relays at the World Athletics U-20 Championships. Sprinters Priya Mohan, Summy, Payal Vohra, Deepanshi and Kunjha Rajitha will be in action in women’s 4x400m relay. On the other hand, Sumit Chahal, Narganjunan Selvaraj, Abdul Razak, Kapil and Bharat Sridhar will be in action for the men’s 4x400m relay.
Rohan Kamble has qualified for the 400m hurdles semi-final at the World Athletics U-20 Championships. He will look to carry that momentum into the semis and will aim to qualify for the finals. Another Indian medal hopeful Priya Mohan, who has aced the qualifying heats will be in action in the finals. She has already bagged a bronze medal as part of the mixed team 4x400m relay team at the World Athletics U-20 Championships.
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya
Men’s 10000m race walk (Amit Khatri) – 11:45 AM IST
Women’s 10000m race walk (Baljeet Kaur) – 12:50 PM IST
Women’s and men’s 4x400m relay – 1:52 PM IST onwards
Men’s 400m hurdles semi-finals (Rohan Kamble) – 5:30 PM IST
Women’s 400m final (Priya Mohan) – 7:30 PM IST