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India bags 14 medals including nine gold at Sri Lanka Athletics National Championships

August 8, 2023 5:25 PM IST

Amoj Jacob | gold medal | Javelin | Himanshi Malik - gold medal in 4x400m women's relay | Sports in India | India | India Sports | Sri Lanka Athletics National Championships | Sugathadasa Stadium

The Indian flag continues to soar high as the Indian contingent finished their Sri Lanka Athletics National Championships with 14 medals. This includes nine gold, four silvers and a bronze.

Indian athletes clinched six medals on the final day of the event at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo. The Indian 4×400 meter mixed relay team of Amoj Jacob, Aishwarya Mishra, Muhammed Anas and Himanshi Malik won the first gold medal of the day. The event also featured a second Indian relay team comprising Nihal Joel William, Subha Venkatesan, Mijo Chacko Kurian and Vithya Ramraj, who bagged the silver medal. Amoj Jacob, an Asian Athletics Championships gold medallist, then teamed up with Muhammed Anas, Rajesh Ramesh and Muhammed Ajmal to secure the gold medal in the 4×400 meter men’s relay event.

In the 4×400 meter women’s relay event, the Indian quartet of Sonia Baishya, Aishwarya Mishra, Subha V and Himanshi Malik bagged the gold medal. Interestingly, in the same event, Olympian Jisna Mathew and Vithya Ramraj of India teamed up with Sri Lanka’s WS Himaya Fernando and K Shanika Lakshani to come in third. India’s T Santhosh Kumar also finished first in the men’s 400 meter hurdles. India’s javelin thrower Kishore Kumar Jena, who won the gold medal on Friday, was awarded the Best Male Thrower trophy.

India’s javelin thrower Kishore Kumar Jena, who won the gold medal was awarded the Best Male Thrower trophy.

Sri Lanka Athletics Nationals 2023: Indian medal winners

1) Amoj Jacob, Aishwarya Mishra, Muhammed Anas, Himanshi Malik – gold medal in 4x400m mixed team relay

2) Sonia Baishya, Aishwarya Mishra, Subha V, Himanshi Malik – gold medal in 4x400m women’s relay

3) Amoj Jacob, Muhammed Anas, Rajesh Ramesh, Muhammed Ajmal – gold medal in 4x400m men’s relay

4) Priti – gold medal in women’s 3000m steeplechase

5) Bal Kishan – gold medal in men’s 3000m steeplechase

6) Sonia Baishya – gold medal in women’s 400m

7) Kishore Kumar Jena – gold medal in men’s javelin throw

8) Seema – gold medal in women’s 10,000m

9) T Santosh Kumar – gold medal in men’s 400m hurdles

10) Siva Subramani – silver medal in men’s pole vault

11) Shivpal Singh – silver in men’s javelin throw

12) Jisna Mathew – silver medal in women’s 400m

13) Nihal Joel William, Subha Venkatesan, Mijo Chacko Kurian, Vithya Ramraj – silver medal in 4x400m mixed team relay

14) Vithya Ramraj, Jisna Mathew, WS Himaya Fernando (Sri Lanka), K.Shanika Lakshani (Sri Lanka) – bronze medal in 4x400m women’s relay

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