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SEP Athletes Shine Bright at the Asian Championships




About SEP

The Sports Excellence Program (SEP) is the flagship endeavour of JSW Sports, which currently supports 31 athletes across three disciplines. The SEP provides financial support to these athletes, while also providing opportunities to train under world-class coaches at Olympic training facilities.

Since its inception, JSW-SEP athletes have achieved consistent success on the international stage and have contributed multiple medals to the nation’s overall tally at the Commonwealth and Asian Games.


Asian Championship 2019

The Asian Championship is a top level international sports competition between Asian athletes or sports teams representing their respective countries or professional sports clubs. The Championship includes 22 sports that are held in different parts of the world.

Awards & Achievements

Asian Athletics Championship 2019 |
Venue: Doha, Qatar

Organised by the Asian Athletics Association, this Championship witnessed spectacular performances by IIS athletes, which won them laurels on an international platform. Ace shot-putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor justified his billing as a pre-tournament favourite with the first throw of 20.22 meters, which was enough for the Asian Games Champion to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Athletics Championship in Doha.
National record holder Avinash Sable won his first continental medal with a brilliant final sprint to win a silver in the 3000m Steeplechase event.





Asian Boxing Championship 2019 |
Venue: Bangkok, Thailand

Further east, at the Asian Boxing Championships in Bangkok, Thailand, the boxers continued their good run at the international stage. In the women’s section, Nikhat Zareen (51kg) and Manisha Moun (54kg) both fought bravely, before bowing out via split decision in their respective semi-finals to win Bronze medals. In the Men’s super heavyweight (+91kg) section, Commonwealth Games silver medallist Satish Kumar reached the semi-finals, but couldn’t take the ring due to an injury, thereby settling for a bronze medal.

Asian Wrestling Championship 2019 |
Venue: Xi'an, China

IIS’s athlete Bajrang Punia proved why he deserved top spot in the World Rankings post a thrilling gold medal win at the Asian Wrestling Championships in China. The sporting action continues on Friday with top women wrestlers including Pooja Dhanda and Sakshi Malik taking the mat at Xi’an, China at the Asian Wrestling Championships