U20 World Athletics Championship: UP farmer’s daughter Rupal Chaudhary becomes first Indian to win twin medals at World U-20 Athletics

U20 World Athletics Championship: UP farmer’s daughter Rupal Chaudhary- Rupal Chaudhary created history by becoming the first Indian athlete to win two medals…

U20 World Athletics Championship: UP farmer's daughter Rupal Chaudhary becomes first Indian to win twin medals at World U-20 Athletics
U20 World Athletics Championship: UP farmer's daughter Rupal Chaudhary becomes first Indian to win twin medals at World U-20 Athletics

U20 World Athletics Championship: UP farmer’s daughter Rupal Chaudhary- Rupal Chaudhary created history by becoming the first Indian athlete to win two medals at the World U20 Athletics Championship as she followed up her 4x400m relay silver with a bronze medal in the women’s 400m here. Follow more U-20 World Athletics Championship updates with InsideSport.IN

Hailing from a family with modest means, her father being a small time farmer in Shahpur Jainpur village in UP’s Meerut district, the 17-year-old has been in incredible form having run as many as four 400m races in just three days.

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Rupal Chaudhary set personal best time of 51.85s gets and secured a Bronze medal for India in Women’s 400m at World

She ran her personal best time twice in the championships, first a 52.27s in semi-finals before bettering it in the final.

U20 World Athletics Championship: UP farmer's daughter Rupal Chaudhary becomes first Indian to win twin medals at World U-20 Athletics
U20 World Athletics Championship: UP farmer’s daughter Rupal Chaudhary becomes first Indian to win twin medals at World U-20 Athletics

U20 World Athletics Championship: UP farmer’s daughter Rupal Chaudhary becomes first Indian to win twin medals at World U-20 Athletics

Earlier this year, Rupal stunned pre-race favourite Priya Mohan of Karnataka to clinch the gold medal in the women’s 400m at the National U-20 Federation Cup Athletics Championships here on Friday.

Rupal is the second Indian to have won a medal in the women’s 400m after Hima Das clinched a historic gold in the 2018 edition of the championships in Finland with a time of 51.46s.

Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was the first Indian to win a gold in the championships in 2016 in Poland.

Rupal’s bronze is India’s ninth medal overall from the championships, which was earlier known as World Junior Championships. In the last edition in Nairobi in 2021, India had won three medals — 2 silver, 1 bronze.

U20 World Athletics Championship: UP farmer’s daughter Rupal Chaudhary becomes first Indian to win twin medals at World U-20 Athletics

Follow more U-20 World Athletics Championship updates with InsideSport.IN

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