Asian Athletics Championship: G Lakshmanan's celebrations and other memorable moments from Day 1 [Photos]

G Lakshmanan and Manpreet Kaur won golds on the opening day of the Asian Athletics Championship, hosted in Bhubaneswar, as India sat on top of the medal tally.

FP Sports July 07, 2017 01:33:42 IST
G Lakshmanan celebrates after winning the Gold medal in the men's 5000m run on the first day of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. AFP
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G Lakshmanan celebrates after winning the Gold medal in the men's 5000m run on the first day of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. AFP
Nayana James finished third in the the women's Long Jump. AFP
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Nayana James finished third in the the women's Long Jump. AFP
Vikas Gowda failed to complete a hattrick of Golds in the Discus Throw event at the Asian Athletics Championships as he had to settle for bronze. AFP
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Vikas Gowda failed to complete a hattrick of Golds in the Discus Throw event at the Asian Athletics Championships as he had to settle for bronze. AFP
Dutee Chand participates in the women’s 100m run heat during the first day of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships. AFP
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Dutee Chand participates in the women’s 100m run heat during the first day of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships. AFP
PU Chitra during the first round of the 1500M race at the Asian Athletics Championships. PTI
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PU Chitra during the first round of the 1500M race at the Asian Athletics Championships. PTI
Kzakhstan athlete Darya Maslova celebrates after winning the women's 5000m at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships. AFP
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Kzakhstan athlete Darya Maslova celebrates after winning the women's 5000m at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships. AFP
Vietnam's Bui Thi Thu placed first in the the women's Long Jump at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships. AFP
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Vietnam's Bui Thi Thu placed first in the the women's Long Jump at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships. AFP
World Championships Silver medalist China's Zhang Guowei competes in the high jump event at the Asian Athletics Championships. PTI
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World Championships Silver medalist China's Zhang Guowei competes in the high jump event at the Asian Athletics Championships. PTI
Malaysian Athlete Muhammad Irfan competes in the men's discus throw event at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships. AFP
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Malaysian Athlete Muhammad Irfan competes in the men's discus throw event at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships. AFP