Of the 31 Indian athletes that participated in the Athletics Under-20 World Championships in Tampere, Finland, Hima Das was the only medallist as she became the fourth person to win gold for India at the competition.

Das, 18, was also the first ever track medallist for India at any global meet and the second U-20 gold winner after Neeraj Chopra, who had triumphed in the javelin throw event in 2016. India finished 18th in the overall standings, with one gold to its name.

Shot-putter Ashish Bhalothia was the only one in the 31-strong contingent who bettered his personal best, while Sahil Silwal and Kamalraj Kanagaraj bagged the fourth and fifth places respectively in the javelin throw and triple jump finals.

The women’s 4X400 metres relay team also set a new Under-20 national record, clocking a time of 3:39.10 seconds, bettering the old one set in 2002. Most Indian athletes didn’t get close to their personal or seasonal bests, finishing way off their own marks.

Ankit in the men’s 1,500 metres, M Karuniya in the women’s discus throw, Arshdeep Singh in the men’s javelin throw, Beant Singh in the men’s 1,500 metres and Damneet Singh in the men’s hammer throw showed a sizeable deviation from their bests.

Women's 400m

Name Performance Standing Personal best/Season best
Hima Das 52.25s (heat 4), 52.10s (semis), 51.46s (Final) Won India's first gold in track events 51.13/51.13
Jisna Mathews 54.32 (heat 5), 53.86 (semis) Finished 13th overall 52.65/53.26

Women's 4x400m relay

Name Performance Standing PB/SB
India (Hima Das, Jisna Mathews, V Subha, Ritika) 3:39.10 (National Record) finished 12th overall 3:40.50/3:41.11

Men's 4X400m relay

Name Performance Standing PB/SB
India (Rajesh Ramesh, Devender Kumar, Stanley Cibbinkumar, Ayush Dabas) 3:14.19 Finished 16th 3:08.89/3:12.90

Men's 4X100m relay

Name Performance Standing PB/SB
India (Prajwal Mandanna, Akash Kumar, Balakumar Nithin, P.S.Saneesh) 41.11 Finished 17th 40.56/40.75

Women's Triple Jump

Name Performance Standing PB/SB
Priyadarshini Suresh 12.50m finishes 20th 13.07/13.07

Women's Discus Throw

Name Performance Standing PB/SB
Arpandeep Kaur 48.17m finished 21st 49.56m/49.56m
M Karuniya 43.96m finished 26th 48.58m/48.58m

Women's 100m hurdles

Name Performance Standing PB/SB
Sapna Kumari 14.15s finished 5th in heat and 32nd overall 13.61s/13.61s

Women's 1500m

Name Performance Standing PB/SB
Durga Deore DNF DNF 4:23.15/4:23.15

Men's 1500m

Name Performance Standing PB/SB
Ankit 4:05.15 Finished 36th 3:47.09/3:47.09

Men's 10,000m

Name Performance Standing PB/SB
Kartik Kumar 30:30.28 Finished 12th 30:05.30/30:05.30

Men's Long Jump

Name Performance Standing PB/SB
Sreeshankar Murali 7.68 (Qualification), 7.75 (Final) Finished 6th 7.99/7.99
Lokesh Sathyanathan 7.31 (Qualification) Finished 17th 7.74/7.74

Men's Shot Put (6 kg)

Name Performance Standing PB/SB
Ashish Bhalothia 18.62 (PB) Finished 14th 18.53/18.53

Men's 400m

Name Performance Standing PB/SB
Gaurav 48.61 Finished 42nd 46.93/46.93

Men's Hammer Throw

Name Performance Standing PB/SB
Ashish Jakhar 70.52 (Qualification), 74.59 (Finals) Finished 6th 76.86/76.86
Damneet Singh 67.48 (Qualification) Finished 15th 74.08/74.08

Men's 800m

Name Performance Standing PB/SB
Beant Singh 1:49.66 Finished 15th 1:46.92

Men's Triple Jump

Name Performance Standing PB/SB
Kangaraj Kamalraj 15.98 (Qualification), 15.82 (Final) Finished 5th 16.41/15.96

Men's Javelin Throw

Name Performance Standing PB/SB
Sahil Silwal 73.22 (Qualification), 72.83 (Final) Finished 4th 74.88/74.88
Arshdeep Singh 63.05 Finished 23rd 71.47/71.47