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UP farmer’s daughter Rupal Chaudhary turns into first Indian to win dual medals at International U-20 Athletics

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Rupal Chaudhary created historical past by means of turning into the primary Indian athlete to win two medals on the International U20 Athletics Championship as she adopted up her 4x400m relay silver with a bronze medal within the ladies’s 400m right here.

Hailing from a circle of relatives with modest way, her father being a small time farmer in Shahpur Jainpur village in UP’s Meerut district, the 17-year-old has been in fantastic shape having run as many as 4 400m races in simply 3 days.

Rupal clocked 51.85 seconds to complete 3rd in the back of Yemi Mary John (51.50) of Nice Britain and Damaris Mutunga (51.71) of Kenya on Thursday night time.On Tuesday, she had received a silver as a part of the 4x400m relay quartet that completed 2nd in the back of USA with an Asian junior document time of three:17.76s.

At the identical day, she ran her person 400m first spherical warmth ahead of that includes within the semi-finals on Wednesday and ultimate on Thursday. She ran her non-public easiest time two times within the championships, first a 52.27s in semi-finals ahead of making improvements to it within the ultimate.

Previous this yr, Rupal surprised pre-race favorite Priya Mohan of Karnataka to clinch the gold medal within the ladies’s 400m on the Nationwide U-20 Federation Cup Athletics Championships right here on Friday.Rupal is the second one Indian to have received a medal within the ladies’s 400m after Hima Das clinched a ancient gold within the 2018 version of the championships in Finland with a time of 51.46s.

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Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was once the primary Indian to win a gold within the championships in 2016 in Poland.

Rupal’s bronze is India’s 9th medal general from the championships, which was once previous referred to as International Junior Championships. Within the ultimate version in Nairobi in 2021, India had received 3 medals — 2 silver, 1 bronze

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