At Nairobi, Amit Kumar walks to earn a silver medal in the World Athletics U20 Championships.

Amit Kumar -World Athletics U20 Championships.

Amit Kumar -World Athletics U20 Championships.

Amit's silver is India's second medal at this competition. On the first day of competition, the Indian mixed relay team won a bronze medal.With a time of 42 minutes 17:94 seconds, India's Amit Kumar won a silver medal in the men's 10000 m race walk event at the World Athletics U20 Championships on Saturday at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya.Haristone Wanyonyi, the hosts, won a rare gold medal in 42:10.84s, while Paul McGrath claimed bronze in 42:31.11s.Amit had been leading the entire race until the Kenyan crept around him in the closing stretch for gold with two laps to go in the 25-kilometer event.

Apart from Neeraj Chopra (gold in the javelin in 2012 in Poland), Hima Das (gold in the women's 400m at Ratina Stadium, Tampere, Finland in 2018), Seema Antil (bronze in the women's discus throw in the 2002 Kingston edition) and Navjeet Kaur Dhillon (bronze in the women's discus throw in 2014 Eugene, USA) were the world medalists.“As it’s (Nairobi almost 2000 metres) a high altitude so breathing problem for me. It was my first international competition and I won silver for India. I’m happy that at least I could fulfill the hopes of India,” said Amit after the performance.

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