Commonwealth Youth Games 2023: Jharkhand's Asha Kiran Barla wins silver medal in 800m

Jharkhand's Asha Kiran Barla has won the silver medal in the Commonwealth Youth Games 2023 held in Tribango, Spain.

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Jharkhand's Asha Kiran Barla has won the silver medal in the Commonwealth Youth Games 2023 held in Tribango, Spain by completing the 800 meters race in 2.04:99 minutes. Asha has become the first athlete from Jharkhand to win a medal in the Games.

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Commonwealth Youth Games 2023: Jharkhand's Asha Kiran Barla wins silver medal in 800m | Sportz Point

Asha Kiran failed a few miliseconds short of her personal best mark. Image- The Bridge

Meanwhile, in this competition, Gill Phoebe of England won the gold medal with a time of 2.02:30 minutes. While Cooper Fleur of Australia settled for bronze for clocking 2:05.86s. Asha is an athlete of Athletics Academy Bokaro. Earlier, she made it to the finals while being on top in the semi-finals.

A 35-member Indian team is participating in the Commonwealth Youth Games 2023 organized from August 4 to 13. Three Indian athletes won medals at the Commonwealth Youth Games 2023 on sixth and final day of the event, taking India's medal tally to five. Moreover, India achieved a 17th place finish in the Games.

Asha's silver was India's second in the Commonwealth Youth Games 2023, with Shoan Ganguly finishing second in 400m individual medley. Haryana's Pooja, meanwhile, won the bronze medal in high jump, attaining new personal best with a 1.75m leap. Pooja jumped 1.73m during the National Inter-State Athletics Championships. In Trinidad and Tobago, the youngster was tied with Lousin-Roe Izobelle as both maintained -0.03 gap while taking off. Australia's Stolberg Toby and England's Brown Thea won the gold and silver medals.

In javelin throw, Arjun, the Asian Youth Athletics Championships silver medallist from Delhi, secured a bronze medal with an effort of 65.94m. He finished behind Jansen Willem Schalk Jacobus and Rutter Tom, who won the gold and silver medals.

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Commonwealth Youth Games 2023: India's medal winners

Athlete Sport Event Medal
Shoan Ganguly Swimming Men's 400m individual medley Silver
Asha Kiran Barla Athletics Women's 800m Silver
Anupriya Valliyot Sasi Athletics Women's shot put Bronze
Pooja Athletics Women's high jump Bronze
Arjun Athletics Men's javelin throw Bronze

Commonwealth Youth Games 2023: Medals Tally

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Australia 26 17 21 64
2 England 16 23 10 49
3 Scotland 12 11 5 28
4 South Africa 7 6 7 20
5 Nigeria 6 2 0 8
6 Kenya 5 4 0 9
7 Trinidad and Tobago 4 5 6 15
8 Northern Ireland 4 2 2 8
9 Wales 3 6 6 15
10 Cayman Islands 2 1 3 6
11 Guyana 2 1 1 4
12 Canada 2 1 0 3
13 Jamaica 2 0 2 4
14 Jersey 1 2 2 5
14 Malaysia 1 2 2 5
16 New Zealand 0 3 6 9
17 India 0 2 3 5
18 Bahamas 0 2 2 4
19 Fiji 0 1 2 3
19 Uganda 0 1 2 3
21 Sri Lanka 0 1 1 2
22 Barbados 0 0 2 2
22 Isle of Man 0 0 2 2
22 Saint Lucia 0 0 2 2
22 Namibia 0 0 2 2
26 Antigua and Barbuda 0 0 1 1
26 Cyprus 0 0 1 1
26 Grenada 0 0 1 1
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