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Kartik Kumar and Gulveer Singh win silver and bronze in males’s 10,000m race at Hangzhou Asian Video games « Athletics Federation of India


AFI Media

New Delhi

India’s Kartik Kumar and Gulveer Singh stayed targeted in a tactical 10,000m race to win silver and bronze, respectively, on Saturday on the nineteenth Asian Video games in Hangzhou.

With two medals on Saturday, the medal tally in athletics has swelled to 3. On Friday shot putter Kiran Baliyan received bronze.

Each Kumar and Singh sprinted house within the remaining 200m of the 25-lap race to put up a non-public highest of 28:15.38 and 28:17.21, respectively.

In preparation for the Hangzhou Asian Video games in China, the core workforce of Indian distance runners, Together with Ajay Kumar Saroj, Kumar and Singh, have attended a ten weeks coaching camp within the top altitude of Colorado Springs in the United States since July. “The gap runners immediately reached China from Colorado Springs to compete on the Asian Video games,” Adille Sumariwalla, president of Athletics Federation of India (AFI) mentioned. “Excellent preparation gave us two medals within the 10,000m tournament.”

Long ago on the 1998 Bangkok Asian Video games in Thailand, India’s Gulab Chand received bronze within the males’s 10,000m. Whilst on the 2018 Jakarta Asian Video games, Govindan Lakshmanan was once in rivalry for a medal however stepped throughout the monitor within the final phases of the ten,000m tournament and was once later disqualified. Lakshmanan completed 5th within the 5,000m.

Previous within the girls’s 400m ultimate, Aishwarya Mishra clocked 53.50 seconds to complete fourth, whilst Muhammed Ajmal completed 5th within the males’s 400m. He clocked 45.97 seconds.

In heptathlon, on the finish of the primary 4 occasions—100m hurdles, top leap, shot put and 200m—India’s Nandini Agasara was once at fourth place with 3328 issues, whilst Swapna Barman was once 6th with 3312 issues.

Previous, within the morning consultation, Murali Sreeshankar and Jeswin Aldrin certified for the medal spherical. India’s middle-distance runners—Ajay Kumar Saroj and Jinson Johnson, protecting champion, complex to the general of the 1500m.

Nationwide file holder and 100m hurdles specialist Jyothi Yarraji and Nithya Ramraj additionally entered the medal spherical within the girls’s 100m hurdles.

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