Asian Athletics Championships: Day 1 medal tally sees India on top with 2 golds, 1 silver and 4 bronze

India got off to a remarkable start at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships with a total of seven medals at the end of the first day.

Long distance runner (5000 m) G Lakshmanan and shot putter Manpreet Kaur were the gold medallists on a day that saw India's athletes win one silver and four bronze medals. India won both the silver and bronze in the women's long jump courtesy V Neena and Nayan James.

In the women's 5000m, Sanjivini Yadav added to India's medal tally with a bronze

However, in the men's discus throw, Vikas Gowda failed to defend his title, but grabbed a bronze. The day rounded off with javelin thrower Annu Rani adding a bronze to the Indian medal tally.

Here are the standings after the first day of competition:

Rank

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1

 India

2

1

4

7

2

 China

2

1

0

3

3

 Kyrgyzstan

1

0

0

1

 Iran

1

0

0

1

 Vietnam

1

0

0

1

6

 Japan

0

1

1

2

7

 Malaysia

0

1

0

1

 Qatar

0

1

0

1

 Sri Lanka

0

1

0

1

 United Arab Emirates

0

1

0

1

11

 Saudi Arabia

0

0

1

1

 Philippines

0

0

1

1


Published Date: Jul 07, 2017 07:53 am | Updated Date: Jul 07, 2017 07:53 am