सामयिक विषय: Athletics

16th Asian Marathon Championship

16th Asian Marathon Championships

Question: Who amongst the following won gold medal in 16th Asian marathon Championship?
(a) Gopi Thanakal
(b) Andrey Petrov
(c) Almas Iyna
(d) Gopi Dhoknata
Answer: (a) 
Related Facts:

  • The 16th edition of the Asian Marathon Championship concluded in Dongguan, China. (November 26, 2017).
  • India’s Gopi Thanakal won the gold medal in the Championship.
  • He is the first Indian player to win gold medal in this competition.
  • Gopi took 2 hours, 15 minutes, 48 ​​seconds to win Gold.
  • The Silver medalist was Andrey Petrov (Uzbekistan) and Mongolia’s Byambalev Tseveenravdan won the bronze medal.


World Para Athletics Championships 2017

World Para Athletics Championships 2017

Question- In recently concluded World Para Athletics Championships 2017 how many gold medals did Indian athletes win?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) Four
Ans: (a)
Related facts:-

  • World Para Athletics Championship- 2017 London (U.K.),concludedin London UK. (July 14-23, 2017).
  • This is the 8th edition of the championship and before 2017 it was known as the IPC Athletics World Championship.
  • About 1300 para athletes from 100 countries participated in 213 competitions in the championship.
  • India won one gold medal, two silver and two bronze medals (total 5) and figured at 34th place with Croatia.
  • The championship medal table top 5 countries-
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1. China 30 17 18 65
2. America 20  19 20 59
3. UK 18 8 13 39
4. Ukraine  12 6 11 29
5. Australia 11 9 8 28
  • Indian medalist
  • Gold Medal – Sunder Singh Gurjar (Javelin Throw)
  • Silver medal
  1. Amit Kumar (Club Throw)
  2. Sharad Kumar (high jump)
  • Bronze medal
  1. Varun Singh Bhati (high jump)
  2. JyotiKaram (women’s Discus Throw )

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57th National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships 2017

57th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships

Question:57th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships of Indian Athletics Federation was held at…
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Tamil Nadu
(c) Kerala
(d) Punjab
Answer- (a)
Related facts:
57th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship of Indian Athletics Federation concluded from July 15th-18th, 2017atAcharya Nagarjuna University ground, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
• Kerala emerged champions with 159 points followed by Tamil Nadu (110) and Haryana (101) third.
• Haryana (79 points) won the title of championship in men’s category while Kerala won the title of championship in women’s category with 105 points.
• The host Andhra Pradesh remained overall in the 9th position (7th in the men’s and 13th in the women’s).
• Punjab’s Davinder Singh Kang (Javelin Throw) was declared the top athlete among men with 1127 points.
• Kerala’s Anu R. (400m Hurdles in 57.21 seconds) finished the championships as the best woman athlete with 1105 points.

The main results of the championship are:

Events Men’s Winner Women’s winner
100 meters race Elakkiyadasan, Tamilnadu Merlin Joseph, Kerala
200 meters race Amiya Kumar Mallick, Odisha Srabani Nanda, Odisha
400 meters race Amoj Jacob, Delhi Anilda Thomas, Kerala
Triple jump Arpinder Singh, Haryana Sheena NV, Kerala
Discus Throw DharmarajYadav, U.P. Himani Singh, U.P.
Hammer Throw Bhupinder Singh, U.P. Sarita R. Singh, U.P.
Shot Put Tejinder Singh Toor, Punjab Manpreet Kaur, Haryana
  •  Siddhanth Thingalaya from Maharastra created a new meet record to win the men’s 110m hurdles in 13.76s.


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