Asian Games: Kiran Baliyan Becomes First Indian Woman to Win Medal in Shot Put Event

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Published: September 30,2023 11:53 AM
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Baliyan threw to a distance of 17.36 m to bag the third position in the event

September 30, 2023: A 24-Year-Old Kiran Baliyan became the first Indian Woman to win a medal at the Asian Games in the Shot Put event in 72 Years. She bagged a bronze medal on Friday.



Baliyan became the second Indian to win a medal in women's shot put in Asian Games after Barbara Webster who won bronze in the inaugural edition in New Delhi in 1951. Barbara is an Anglo-Indian from then Bombay.



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Baliyan threw to a distance of 17.36 m to bag the third position in the event. She originally hails from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.