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Avinash Sable set the ball rolling as Indian athletes upload 9 Medals to Staff’s Tally on Sunday « Athletics Federation of India

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Sunday in Hangzhou proved to be the most efficient day for the Indian athletes as they amassed 9 medals to swell the overall tally to twelve, two of them gold on the 19th Asian Video games in China.

India’s 29 years outdated flexible distance runner Avinash Sable set the ball rolling by way of successful gold with a Asian Video games report within the males’s 3000m steeplechase, shot putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor added 2nd gold to the workforce’s tally as he effectively defended his 2018 Jakarta Asian Video games identify.

There was once unhappiness on the leaping area as Murali Sreeshankar narrowly ignored gold. He settled for silver.

Heart distance runners Harmilan Bains and Ajay Kumar Saroj have been additionally a hit in incomes silver medals in women and men’s 1500m tournament, respectively.

The ladies’s 100m hurdles ultimate witnessed intense drama, a false get started by way of a Chinese language athlete Wu Yanni precipitated a debate because the technical officers have been of the perspectives that India’s Jyothi Yarraji jumped the gun and confronted disqualification. The race went on and Indian officers lodged a protest and Jyothi’s bronze was once later upgraded to silver, whilst the Chinese language athlete who completed 2nd was once disqualified.

Sunday additionally grew to become out to be a memorable day for seasoned discus thrower Seema Punia as she went on so as to add bronze to her profile.

Whilst Olympian and protecting champion in 1500m, Jinson Johnson, settled for bronze at the back of Saroj on his comeback path. Johnson has been out of shape because of spate of accidents in 2021 and 2022. He steadily made his option to the nationwide workforce in 2023.

Within the grueling two-day mixed tournament, Nandini Agasara, gained bronze within the heptathlon. She scored 5712 issues. Whilst protecting champion Swapna Barman completed fourth with issues tally of 5708.

Previous on Friday shot putter Kiran Baliyan gained bronze in ladies’s whilst on Saturday Kartik Kumar and Gulveer Singh gained silver and bronze medals within the males’s 10,000m.



Males: Avinash Sable (3000m steeplechase 8:19.50 seconds Asian Video games report—earlier report 8:22.79). Tajinderpal Singh (shot put 20.36m).


Males: Murali Sreeshankar (Lengthy leap 8.19m). Ajay Kumar Saroj (1500m 3:38.94 seconds)

Girls: Harmilan Bains (1500m 4:12.74 seconds). Jyothi Yarraji (100m hurdles 12.91 seconds)


Males: Jinson Johnson (1500m 3:39.74 secs)

Girls: Seema Punia (Discus throw 58.62m).

Nandini Agasara (heptathlon issues 5712)



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