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Distance runner Parul Chaudhary and javelin thrower Annu Rani win gold as medal tally swells to 22 « Athletics Federation of India

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Distance runner Parul Chaudhary persevered to excel in observe races whilst javelin thrower Annu Rani used to be victorious in javelin on Tuesday on the 19th Asian Video games in Hangzhou, China. In but every other thrilling day within the observe and box, Indian athletes received as many as six medals to swell the entire tally to 22 medals. The Indian athletics contingent had received 20 medals, 8 of them gold on the 2018 Jakarta Asian Video games in Indonesia.

Winner of ladies’s 3000m steeplechase silver, the 28 years outdated Parul enhanced her profile on Tuesday via including 5,000m gold to her kitty in taste. She used to be trailing in 2nd position however shifted into every other tools within the final 50m to pass the end line in 15:14.75 seconds forward of the Jap runner Ririka Hironaka, who settled for silver with a time of 15:15.34 secs.

Ankita, the second one Indian runner within the girls’s 5,000m completed 5th with a time of 15:33.03 secs.

Clear of the observe, Annu dug deep into her huge enjoy to tighten her grip over the gold medal. She hurled the javelin to a distance of 62.92m in her fourth strive, a season perfect, to complete atop the sphere of eleven throwers.

India’s center distance runner Mohammed Afsal used to be additionally in rivalry for a gold within the males’s 800m, however slipped to 2nd position within the final 50m of the two-lap race. His silver medal successful time used to be 1:48.43 seconds.

The second one silver of the day got here within the grueling decathlon thru Tejaswin Shankar. His total issues tally of 7666, within the mixed tournament, unfold over two-day used to be a countrywide report.

Expectancies have been prime from Vithya Ramraj after she equaled the nationwide report of 55.42 seconds within the girls’s 400m hurdles warmth. However within the ultimate lately, she may just best set up 3rd position with a time of time of 55.68 seconds.

Indian duo of Yashas Palaksha and Santhosh Kumar completed out of medal race within the males’s 400m hurdles.

India’s 2nd bronze of the day got here within the males’s triple soar tournament. Praveen Chithravel’s efficiency of 16.68m used to be excellent sufficient to fetch him 3rd position. Abdulla Aboobacker, the second one Indian in fray completed fourth with a soar of 16.62m.



Mohammed Afsal (800m silver 1:48.43 secs). Tejaswin Shankar (decathlon silver 7666 issues). Praveen Chithravel (triple soar bronze 16.68m).


Parul Chaudhary (5,000m gold 15:14.75 secs), Annu Rani (javelin gold 62.92m), Vithya Ramraj (400m hurdles bronze 55.68 secs)



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