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World Athletics U-20 Championships 2021: Amit Khatri wins silver in 10km race walk

Amit Khatri came up with a remarkable performance to win the silver medal in Nairobi's World Athletics U-20 Championships 2021. Earlier, India won the bronze in the 4x400m Mixed Team Relay.

World Athletics U-20 Championships 2021: Amit Khatri wins silver in 10km race walk-ayh
Nairobi, First Published Aug 21, 2021, 2:26 PM IST

India's success story at the World Athletics U-20 Championships 2021 continued with Amit Khatri, who won the silver medal in the 10km race walk event. It was India's second medal at the event.

Khatri timed 42:17.94 and finished in the second spot, behind Kenya's Heristone Wanyoni, who bagged the gold with a time of 42:10.84. Although Khatri was leading the race initially, he was overtaken by Wanyoni in the final couple of laps of the race.

Spain's Paul McGrath claimed the bronze medal with a time of 42:26.11. Meanwhile, the gold and bronze medalist timed their personal best at the event.

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It was also the first time that India won a medal in the race-walking category at the event, besides being its best performance, winning two medals in a single edition. Earlier, India won the bronze in the 4x400m mixed team relay.

Following India's bronze-medal winning performance, World Athletics President Sebastian Coe congratulated the Indian side for its performance. He noted that India is making tremendous progress in athletics, and it should keep up the excellent work, as he enjoyed this performance by the Indians.

"This is what you need at the start of the championship. Congratulations to your 4x400m mixed relay team, fantastic performance in the heats as well. That means you have got to do what they have done. There is big pressure there. I loved watching you guys perform, and this is a sport and country that is really making great progress. You had great triumphs in Tokyo. Now, this your moment to shine on the stage, and then, it's your chance to go for the Olympics," he said in a video shared by him.

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