Kathmandu: Nepali sprinter Ajit Kumar Yadav is competing in the World Athletics U-20 Championship to be held in Kenya. Ajit will compete in the three-meter race in the championship starting from Tuesday.
General Secretary of the Nepal Athletics Association RK Bista informed that Nepali athletes and coaches have reached Kenya for the championship. “Coach Dhaniram Chaudhary has also gone with Ajit.”
Ajit will compete in the 3,000 meters on Tuesday. Her event will start at 5:45 local time, i.e. 3 pm Nepali time.
Ajit’s personal timing is 8 minutes 30.32 seconds.
Ajit, who won gold in the 3,000m at the 2019 Asian Youth Athletics Championships in Hong Kong, has been selected for the World U-20 Championships.
Ajit, who won a historic gold medal at the Asian level after 45 years, lost his 13th green due to health problems even though he aimed to perform better in the 13th green in Nepal in December, 2076 BS. However, he did not give up and returned to track after his health improved.
He then proved himself fit by winning gold in various medium distance races. He ran 1,500 meters in the Federation Cup in India two weeks ago.