India bag five medals on first day of Asian Youth Athletics C’ships

HONG KONG: India bagged five medals, including two gold, on the opening day of the Asian Youth Athletics Championships here on Friday.

Philip Maheswaran Thabitha grabbed the first gold for India by winning the boys’ 110m hurdles in 12.86 seconds. Vipin Kumar added the second yellow metal for India in the boys’ hammer throw with an effort of 69.63m.

India’s first medal of the day came from Harshita Sherawat as she clinched a silver in the girls’ hammer throw with an effort of 61.93m.

Deepak Yadav added a bronze in pole vault by clearing 4.70m while Ajay bagged a medal of the same colour in the boys’ 1500m race with a timing of three minutes and 57.25 seconds. (AGENCIES)