Jyothi Yarraji opened India’s gold medal account in the Asian Athletics Championships 2023 by winning the women’s 100m hurdles race and clinching her maiden top finish in a major international event here on Thursday (13th July 2023).
The 23-year-old Yarraji clocked 13.09 seconds to win the final race ahead of two Japanese runners Terada Asuka (13.13s) and Aoki Masumi (13.26s) on a rain-drenched track at the Supachalasai Stadium.
Yarraji’s national record stands at 12.82 seconds.
On Wednesday (12th July 2023), Abhishek Pal had opened India’s medal account with a bronze in men’s 10,000m race..
Source : The Print