Asian Indoor Athletics Championships: Gulveer Singh clinches fourth gold medal for India

Gulveer Singh fetched India's fourth gold medal in the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships as he won the 3000 m final race.

Gulveer Singh at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships 2024 (image credits- twitter@Media_SAI)
By Soumya | Feb 20, 2024 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Gulveer Singh fetched India’s fourth gold medal in the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships as he won the 3000m final race on the concluding day of competitions.

Gulveer clocked 8 minutes 07.48 seconds to finish on top of the podium in the non-Olympic athletics event. Singh finished ahead of Keneshbekov Nursultan (8:08.85) of Kyrgystan and Jalil Naseri (8:09.39) of Iran took the silver and bronze respectively.

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Other medal winners at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships

Earlier in the day, Ankita won a silver medal in the women’s 3000m race with a time of 9:26.22.

Ace shot putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor, 100m hurdler Jyothi Yarraji and Harmilan Bains (1500m) had won a gold each on the first day of competitions on Saturday. Toor and Yarraji had smashed their national records in the process.

India ended the championships with four gold and one silver. The country had won one gold, six silver and one bronze in the last edition in Astana, Kazakhstan. A total of 13 Indian athletes which comprised six women and seven men entered the fray. This strong team collected five medals four gold and one silver.

Gold medallists:

  1. Harmilan Bains (Women’s 1500 m)
  2. Jyothi Yarraji (Women’s 60m hurdles)
  3. Tajinderpal Singh Toor (Men’s shot put)
  4. Gulveer Singh (Men’s 3000 m)

Silver medallist:

  1. Ankita Dhyani (Women’s 3000 m)

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Final Medal Tally at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships

RankCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1China86115
2Kazakhstan42410
3India4105
4Iran35715
5Japan3418
6Kyrgyzstan1214
7Kuwait1001
8Oman1001
9Bangladesh0113
9Iraq0112
9Qatar0112
9Uzbekistan0112
13South Korea0101
14Hong Kong0022
15North Korea0011
15Philippines0011
15Saudi Arabia0011
15Thailand0011

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