Delhi boy Beant wins gold in Asian Youth Athletics
Young Delhi runner Beant Singh and Kisan Narshi Tadvi won a gold each in boy’s 800m and girls’ 3000m race as India bagged three medals on the second day of the Asian Youth Athletics Championships here.
16-year-old Beant was in a class of his own in the two-lap event and strode to a comfortable victory, clocking 1.52.26, among fastest times in the world this year in the youth category. He ran an excellent 54 sec first lap and won the race with a big lead from start to finish at the Qatar Sports Club stadium.
The Delhi runner’s win gave India their first gold medal after one silver and two bronze medals on the opening day and just a couple of hours later Kishan Tadvi, who hails from a tribal region in Maharashtra, made it two, by winning the 3000m in an equally dominant performance of 8:26.24.
Decathlete R Rajesh then fetched a silver with a total of 5,867 points over 10 events to swell India’s medal tally to two gold, two silver and two bronze over two days.