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India at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics

India at the
World Championships in Athletics

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At the 2009 World Championships in Athletics
in Berlin
Competitors 6
Medals Gold

India' participated in the 2009 World Championships in Athletics held at Berlin from 15–23 August. Six Indian athletes had qualified for the Championships, but none of them won any medal. Only Babubhai Panucha, who competed in the 20 km walk category managed to establish a new National record clocking a time of 1:23:06 beating his own previous record time.

Athletics Federation of India had sent a team of six athletes for the competition, which is ranked only next to the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup in terms of popularity as a major global sporting event. Selected athletes have achieved one of the competition's qualifying standards.[1]


  • Team selection 1
  • Results 2
    • Men 2.1
    • Women 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Team selection



Event Athletes Heat Round 1 Heat Round 2 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
10,000 m Surendra Kumar Singh No qualifying rounds held 28:35.51 SB 19 (out of 31)
400 m hurdles Joseph Abraham Disqualified Did not advance
20 km walk Babubhai Panucha No qualifying rounds held 1:23:06 NR 20 (out of 50)


Event Athletes Qualification Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Discus throw Krishna Poonia X X 56.75 28 Did not Qualify
Seema Antil 59.85 X X 15 Did not Qualify
Heptathlon Susmita Singha Roy 4,983 26 (out of 29)


  1. ^ Indian names 6 for Berlin World Champs. IAAF (2009-08-05). Retrieved on 2009-08-05.

External links

  • Official competition website
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