BUENOS AIRES, Oct 16: India�s Suraj Panwar clinched a silver in men�s 5000m race walk event in the ongoing Youth Olympic Games to open the country�s medal account in athletics here.
Panwar won the stage 2 competition by clocking 20 minutes and 35.87 seconds on Monday night but finished second overall.
In a new format, there are no finals in track and field (with the exception of 4km cross-country) in the Youth Olympics and each event is held twice, with results from both rounds counting towards the final standings.
The 17-year-old Panwar had finished second in the first stage in 20.23.30s, behind Patin Oscar of Ecuador.
Oscar, who finished second in Stage 2, won the gold with timings of 20:13.69s and 20:38.17s.
Panwar�s total time of 40:59.17s was over seven minutes slower than Oscar�s 40:51.86s. Puerto Rico�s Jan Moreu finished third to claim the bronze. � PTI