Sunil Kumar wins decathlon gold at Asian U-20 Athletics Championship

Updated: Jun 6 2023 8:43PM

Yecheon (South Korea), Jun 6 (PTI) Competing with a borrowed pole, Sunil Kumar won the decathlon gold medal with his personal best performance in the Asian U-20 Athletics Championship here on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old suffered a setback much before stepping out on the track and field when a South Korean airlines and Air India barred him from carrying his personal pole due to "technical issues" relating to the length of the equipment.

But that did not stop Sunil from bagging the gold as he won the 10-event competition with a personal best tally of 7003 points on the penultimate day of the competition. His previous best of 6855 points was achieved during the Federation Cup Junior National Championships in April.