Indian Athletics Review After Action Pack Days

Day 6: 13th April

In heptathlon, Purnima Heramb was representing India. she finished with 5834 points (Personal Best). It is very pleased to see Indian performing so well and finish with personal bests at this stage.

In Javelin throw, India’s medal prospects Neeraj Chopra and Vipin Kasana qualified for Finals with decent throws. Neeraj threw crossed the 80m mark with 80.42m throw. Vipin also qualified with decent 78.88m throw. They will compete in Final tomorrow.

With qualifying rules set at a best throw of 78.00m, Neeraj Chopra?? is through to the final. Starts off with a throw of 80.42 metres and vipin kasana?? threw 78.88M metres and enters finals. #goldcoast2018 All the best for finals @neeraj___chopra) and (@vipinkasana98) ___________________________________________ ☑ SUBSCRIBE OUR ▶️YOUTUBE CHANNEL ___________________________________________ ・ ・ ☑️FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK ?INDIAN ATHLETES ☑️▶️YOUTUBE ?INDIAN ATHLETES ? #indianathletics #indianathlete #indian #trackandfieldlife #goldcoast #australia #australiaathletics #javelinthrow #athletics #athletes #india #teamindia #lifeofanathlete #respect #iaaf #athleticsworld #commonwealthgames #2018 #bestmoments #openingceremoney #india

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In 1500m run, Jinson Johnson was the only Indian. He finished 2nd in Heat 2 clocking 3:47:04. Final will be held tomorrow.

In relays, 4 x 400m is India’s strong point. Indian team finished qualified for finals with timing of 3:04:05.


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Day 5: 12th April

Double medal haul for India from athletics! Once again it was the Women’s Discuss Throw. India’s two Junior World  Championships medalists finished on podium with amazing throwing. India’s legend Seema Punia won Silver and Navjeet Kaur Dhillon won Bronze for India. This was 4th podium finish for Seema at Commonwealth Games. Previously she had won Bronze in 2010 and Silver in 2006 and 2014 CWG.

In Women’s Long Jump Finals, Neena finished 10th with 6.19m and Nayana finished 12th with 6.14m jump. They couldn’t performed well in the finals compared to their qualification performances.

Arpinder Singh, Glasgow Bronze medalist in Triple Jump, finished 1st in Qualification Group B with 16.39m Jump. Other Indian, Rakesh babu also qualified for finals with 15.98m jump. But on the next day he has been sent back to India. Rakesh Babu has plead guilty for the possession of needle in the commonwealth games village.

Day 4: 11th April

Tejaswin’s 2.24m jump was the highlight of 4th day in athletics for India. Unfortunately he couldn’t make it to the podium and finished 6th. Tejaswin is just 18 years old and his performance was the prove that India has bright future ahead!

For Hima Das Commonwealth Games were simply exceptional. After running with personal best timing in Semi Final, she ran one more powerful run in the final with new personal best. She clocked 51.32 seconds. This is a new gem India has found. Only time will tell upto what heights she can reach.

In Women’s Long jump India had two contenders. Nayana James jumped 6.34m to qualify for finals. Other Indian Neena Pinto also qualified for the finals with decent 6.25m jump.

In 400m Hurdles, Olympian Dharun Ayyasamy clocked 49.85 seconds but couldn’t qualify for finals.

Day 3: 10th April
On Third Day of Athletics Action, 400m Final was the highlight. Mumammed Anas ran amazing National Record Run in the finals with the timing of 45.31 sec and finished 4th. He was the only second Indian after Milkha Singh to run in finals of this event at CWG. It is very rare to see any Indian running at Track Event finals at world stage and breaking the national record in such race is the cherry on top.

Hima Das(@hima4443) the 2nd Indian woman to qualify to an athletics track finals after Manjeet Kaur (Indian 400M national record holder) in year 2006. will be in action today at 5.15PM at goldcoast 2018. All the best Hima Das (@hima4443) for the finals ??#makeusproud ___________________________________________ ☑ SUBSCRIBE OUR ▶️YOUTUBE CHANNEL ___________________________________________ ・ ・ ☑️FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK ?INDIAN ATHLETES ☑️▶️YOUTUBE ?INDIAN ATHLETES ? #indianathletics #indianathlete #indian #trackandfieldlife #goldcoast #australia #australiaathletics #400 #400m #athletics #athletes #india #teamindia #lifeofanathlete #respect #iaaf #athleticsworld #commonwealthgames #2018 #hockeyindia #indianteam #wrosling #bestmoments #openingceremoney #india

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In other race, young Indian sensation, Hima das ran her personal best run in Women’s 400m with the timings of 51.53 sec. She qualified for  finals in style. She had started her career with 100m and 200m sprints. She has shifted to run 400m recently has excelled in very less time. Poovamma Raju clocked 53.72 seconds. She couldn’t qualify for fianls of 400m.

Day 1-2: 8th and 9th April
On Monday, Men’s Shot put Finals and Women’s 10,000m Finals were held at the Carrara Stadium Track. In the Shot put Finals event, India’s Tejinder Singh finished 8th with his highest shot at 19.42. Ranked 13th in the Women’s 10,000m Finals, Loganathan Suriya, clocked at 32m.23s.

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Spot Light

  • 27 year Indian seasoned runner, Loganathan Suriya clocked her personal best at 32.23.56 in the Women’s 10,000m Finals
  • Mohammed Anas Yahiya is the only second Indian, after Milkha SIngh, to qualify for Finals of Track events in CWG
  • 19-years old Tejaswin Shankar will aim for India’s first ever medal in CWG Men’s High jump


Complete Schedule Indian Athletics Events at CWG 2018

Muhammed Anas Yahiya ranked 1st in the Men’s 400m Semifinals today and will be aiming for gold tomorrow at 17.18 IST. India’s day for the preliminary heats in Athletics was good. 18-year old Indian athlete, Hima Das, playing qualified for Women’s 400m Semifinals scheduled tomorrow at 21.16 IST. Veteran athlete,Poovamma Machettira, playing for the same event, could not qualify. Indian youngster, Tejaswin Shankar qualified for Men’s High Jump Finals scheduled at 15.35 IST on 11th April. In walk races, Khushbir Kaur came close to the medal in Women’s 20km racewalk. She finished just one place short to finish 4th.

Complete Indian Athletics Team for CWG 2018

India has not been good when it comes to CWG Athletics Track events. This year 23-year old Mohammed Anas Yahiya has shown a ray of hope in the 400m Track event by qualifying for the Finals. M.R. Poovamma, who had reached in the Semi Finals in the 2014 CWG could not repeat her performance this year. Whereas, Indian talent Tejaswin Shankar has surprised the Indian audience by qualifying for the Men’s High Jump Finals that too at the young age of 19. Tejaswin has been in great form since the start of the season. Since the start of 2018, he has made Indoor as well as Outdoor National records with 2.28m jumps.

Overall, even if there were some disappointments for India in the race-walk department in last two days, we can hope for some medals in the upcoming Final events. Also, 4 X 100 m relay event is yet to come in which some of these athletes will have another chance to represent India as a team.

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