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Asia Masters Meet in China: India Bagged 146 medals

Published on October 06, 2017
The 20th edition of Asia Masters Athletics Championship was held in Rugao, China.

  • India bagged 146 medals and stood second in the medal tally.
  • Shivnath from Allahabad bagged four bronze medals for India
  • Seventy-year-old PN Mishra of Gorakhpur won gold in hammer throw
  • Saifai’s 35-year-old Siddharth Krishna bagged bronze in 5 km walk
  •  35-year-old Lal Bahadur Yadav of Kanpur won a gold in hammer throw. Shivnath won bronze medals in 200m and 80m hurdles, 4x100m and 4x400m relay races.
  • India got 37 golds, 43 silvers and 66 bronze. India finished second behind hosts China.
  • The Asia Masters Athletics Championships are the biannual championship of Asia Masters Athletics (AMA), one of six continental based regional affiliates of World Masters Athletics (WMA), known as the World Association of Veteran Athletes (WAVA) from its formation in 1977 until 2001. 
  • WMA is the global governing body for the division of Masters athletics.
  • It is held in opposite years from the World Masters Athletics Championships. 
  • The event also hosts the Asia Masters General Assembly, the political gathering of the AMA which selects the locations of subsequent championships.

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