Damneet Singh grabbed a silver in boys' hammer throw event to give India their first medal on the third day of the IAAF World U-18 Athletics Championships here today. Damneet sent the 5kg chain and iron ball to a best distance of 74.20m, which he came up in his first attempt.
This was his personal best effort. Mykhaylo Kokhan of Ukraine won the gold with a best throw of 82.31m while Raphael Winkelvoss of Germany took the bronze by clearing a distance of 71.78m. The other Indian in the fray, Nitesh Poonia finished 10th with a best throw of 65.79m. India are being represented by 19 athletes in the five- day championships.
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