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India finishes on top in South Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Colombo
Japan May 7,2018

India has finished on top in the South Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Colombo. On the final day of the meet yesterday, Indian athletes won nine more Gold medals, ending with a tally of 20 Gold, 22 Silver and 8 Bronze.
The Indian junior athletes also registered five new meet records yesterday. In Girls' Triple Jump, Priyadarshini Suresh grabbed the coveted yellow metal with a record of 12.90 metres, while in Girls' Javelin Throw, Sanjana Choudhary bagged the top honours with a record of 48.08.
In Boys Shot Put, Ashish Bhalothia set a new record and won the Gold medal with an effort of 18.53 metres. Triple jumper Kamalraj Kanagaraj also contributed to India's gold medal tally with a record jump of 15.96 metres.
Hosts Sri Lanka finished second behind India, while Pakistan was third. Athletes from seven nations took part in the event.

The Indian juniors will next represent the nation at the 18th Asian Junior Athletics Championships to be held in Gifu, Japan from the 7th of next month.
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