Amlan Borgohain bagged a bronze medal in the men’s 200m event at the World University Games in Chengdu, China on Friday. Borgohain clocked his season best of 20.55s in the final to finish third, behind South Africa’s Isadore Matsoso (20.36s) and Japan’s Nishi Yudai (20.46s).
This is Borgohain’s second medal at the World University Games, after he won silver in the 4x400m relay in 2019. He is also the first Indian to win a medal in the men’s 200m at the World University Games.
Borgohain’s medal came just hours after Jyothi Yarraji won bronze in the women’s 100m hurdles. It was a double celebration for Indian athletics, as both athletes produced career-best performances to reach the podium.
Borgohain’s medal is a significant achievement for Indian athletics. He is one of the country’s top sprinters, and his performance in Chengdu shows that he is capable of competing with the best in the world.
With the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games coming up next year, Borgohain will be hoping to build on his success in Chengdu. He has the potential to be a medal contender at both events, and he will be one of India’s top athletes to watch in the coming months.
Borgohain’s performance is a boost for Indian athletics ahead of the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games later this year. He is one of the leading contenders for a medal in the 200m event at both events.
Borgohain’s Coach Reacts
Borgohain’s coach, Nabajit Saha, was delighted with his student’s performance. “Amlan has been training really hard for this event,” Saha said. “He was determined to win a medal, and he executed his race perfectly. I’m very proud of him.”
Borgohain is now looking ahead to the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. “I’m confident that I can win a medal at both events,” he said. “I’m just going to keep training hard and focus on my race execution.”
With Borgohain in good form, India will be hoping for a strong showing in the sprints at both the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games.