Thursday, 22 August 2013

Anjana Dhavalu Thamake won Gold Medal at Asian Youth Games

Posted by Siva Kumar Ari
Indian Athlete Anjana Dhavalu Thamake won gold Medal in girl's 800 meters race at 2nd Asian Youth games , Nanjing . Thamake won the gold with 2:11.47 in the 800 Meters race .

Anjana Dhavalu Thamake won Gold Medal at Asian Youth Games
Anjana Dhavalu Thamake won Gold Medal at Asian Youth Games 



AYG (Asian Youth Games) is a multi-sports event subordinate to OCA (Olympic Council of Asia) and is held every four years. Olympic Council of Asia, OCA in abbreviation, was founded on November 26th, 1981. Its predecessor Asian Sports Federation was founded in New Delhi on February 13th, 1949. Headquartered in Kuwait, OCA is the sole organization that administrates Asian Olympic Games comprehensively. OCA has 5 flagship events, namely Asian Games, Asian Winter Games, Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games, Asian Beach Games and Asian Youth Games. Their slogan is Celebrating Youth, Passionate Asia! Inspired by the Olympic Spirit, the youth from across Asia will come together for these Games and flourish as they learn from each other and show mutual respect through sport competition as well as culture and education activities.

Anjana Dhavalu Thamake won Gold Medal at Asian Youth Games
Anjana Dhavalu Thamake won Gold Medal at Asian Youth Games 

Thamake clocked a personal best of two minutes 11.47 seconds to bag the gold ahead of Savinder Kaur (2:14.14) of Malaysia and Sri Lanka's K Dilhani Fernando (2:15.72). Thamake, who was participating as an Independent Olympic athlete as India is serving a ban, led the eight-athlete field all through and won the race comfortably. India's medal tally now has 10 medals (three gold, three silver, four bronze) to remain in ninth spot with one day remaining.

Summary of the Results
Summary of the Results 


Hearty Congratulations :)

Photography: Xinhua/Yang Lei/Nanjing 2013

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