Ritik wins India’s first medal at Asian U20 Athletics Championships 2024


Discus thrower Ritik Rathee has made India proud by clinching the first medal for the country at the Asian U20 Athletics Championships 2024. The event, held in Dubai, saw Ritik bagging a silver medal, thereby opening India’s medal tally.

Ritik with an impressive win

Ritik’s performance was commendable as he registered a best throw of 53.01 metres. This achievement is not just a personal victory for Ritik, but it also signifies the growing prowess of India in the field of athletics.

The Asian U20 Athletics Championships is a prestigious event that witnesses participation from various countries. It serves as a platform for young athletes to showcase their talent and make their mark in the world of athletics.

This achievement is particularly significant considering the stiff competition and high standards of performance at the championship.

The Asian U20 Athletics Championships also serve as qualifiers for the under-20 Worlds which will be held in Lima, Peru, in August. Ritik’s performance has undoubtedly boosted India’s prospects at these upcoming global championships.

In the previous championships, India had secured a commendable third position with 19 medals, including six gold medals. Ritik’s silver medal marks a promising start for India in this year’s championship.

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