India bags four medals including three Gold on 2nd day at Sri Lanka Athletics National C’ships
In Athletics, Indian athletes won four medals with three gold and one silver on the second day at the Sri Lanka Athletics National Championships 2023 yesterday.
Preeti Lamba won the gold medal in the women’s 3000 metre steeplechase while Bal Kishan came in first in the men’s 3000 metre steeplechase final. Sonia Baishya also clinched gold medal in the women’s 400 metre.
On the other hand, Jisna Mathew finished second in the same event. Indian athletes had clinched four medals – two gold and two
silver – on the opening day of the competition as well. Preeti topped the podium in the women’s 3000m steeplechase event with a time of 10:13.06s. The 27-year-old was competing in the four-women field. In the men’s 3000m steeplechase,
India’s Bal Kishan, clocked 8:51.34s to secure the gold medal. In the women’s 400m final, Sonia Baishya pipped Jisna Mathew, a former Asian champion, to the top place on the podium.
Sonia Baishya clocked 53.46s while Jisna Mathew finished with a time of 53.75s. Apart from Indians, athletes from the Maldives are also participating in the 101st Sri Lankan athletics nationals.