Suraj Panwar clinched a silver in men’s 5000m race walk event in the ongoing Youth Olympic Games to open India’s medal account in athletics at Buenos Aires in Argentina.
Panwar’s total time of 40:59.17s was over seven minutes slower than Patin Oscar of Equador, who topped the event. Puerto Rico’s Jan Moreu finished third to claim the bronze.
This is India’s first athletics medal in this edition and third overall. Arjun and Durgesh Kumar had won a silver each in the inaugural edition in 2010.