The latest edition of the World Athletics Championships is up and running. The Championships will play host to the rise of new heroes and see the fall of some. The Indian athletes, as usual, will be eager to fly the tricolour high at the event. Over the years, World Athletics Championships proved to be the stage for some excellent Indian performances, and this list is going to take a look at them.
Anju Bobby George (2003)
Anju Bobby George became the first and only Indian to win at medal at the World Athletics Championship, when she snatched bronze in the 2003 event in Paris. Anju cleared a distance of 6.70m, enough to secure a bronze position.
Mayookha Johny (2011)
Mayookha Johny had an impressive outing in the 2011 edition of the World Athletics Championship. In the long jump category, she managed to pull off a 9th place finish after jumping 6.37m.
Tintu Luka (2011)
PT Usha’s student Tintu Luka made the world notice her in 2011, when she finished 6th in the heats of 800m event. She finished 6th in the semis as well, by clocking a solid time of 2.00.95.
Vikas Gowdaa (2013)
Vikas Gowda made India proud in the discus throw category when he finished 7th in 2011 and 2013. Gowda mapped distances of 64.05 and 64.03 in 2011 and 2013, respectively.
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