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Damneet Singh wins silver in World U-18 Athletics

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 July 2017, 1:04 IST
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India get their first medal on the third day of the IAAF World U-18 Athletics Championships in Nairobi after Damneet Singh grabbed a silver in boys' hammer throw event on 14 July.

Damneet sent the 5kg chain and iron ball to a best distance of 74.20m, which he came up in his first attempt. This was his personal best effort. Mykhaylo Kokhan of Ukraine won the gold with a best throw of 82.31m while Raphael Winkelvoss of Germany took the bronze by clearing a distance of 71.78m.

The other Indian in the fray, Nitesh Poonia finished 10th with a best throw of 65.79m. India are being represented by 19 athletes in the five- day championships.

-With PTI inputs.

First published: 15 July 2017, 1:04 IST
 
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