OUR INDIAN PROUD
INDIA'S 4X400M MEN'S RELAY TEAM WINS SILVER IN ASIAN GAMES
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WOMEN'S 4X400M RELAY TEAM WINS GOLD FOR FIFTH TIME ON TROT
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India's 4x400m women's relay team today clinched its fifth consecutive gold medal in the Asian Games to maintain a remarkable domination in this event in the continental showpiece. The Indian women's quartet of Hima Das, M R Poovamma, Saritaben Gayakwad and Vismaya Velluva Koroth ran 3 minute and 28.72 seconds to claim the gold. Bahrain (3:30.61) and Vietnam (3:33.23) took the silver and bronze respectively.
CHITRA BAGS A BRONZE IN WOMEN'S 1500M IN ASIAN GAMES
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India's Asian champion P U Chitra won a bronze in the women's 1500m race in the Asian Games.Chitra entered into the race as Asian leader this season but had to settle for a bronze with a timing of 4 minute and 12.56 seconds. Bahrain claimed 1-2 through Kalkidan Befkadu (4:07.88) and Tigist Belay (4:09.12).
SEEMA PUNIA SETTLES FOR BRONZE IN ASIAN GAMES
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Defending champion Seema Punia today settled for a bronze in the women's discus throw event in the Asian Games. The 35-year-old Seema cleared a best distance of 62.26m, her best in six years, but that was just enough for a bronze medal. Asian champion Chen Yang of China hurled the disc to gold winning distance of 65.12 in her last attempt, which was a huge 2.86m more than the Indian at the GBK Main stadium.
INDIA'S JINSON JOHNSON CLAIMED A GOLD MEDAL IN THE MEN'S 1500M EVENT
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India's Jinson Johnson claimed a gold medal in the men's 1500m event in Asian Games, in which 800m champion Manjit Singh finished fourth. Johnson clocked 3:44.72sec to claim the top honours ahead of Iran's Amir Moradi, who turned in a timing of 3:45.62sec, his season's best effort. Johnson earlier won a silver in the 800m event. Ending with a bronze was Bahrain's Mohammed Tiouali (3:45.88sec).
SWAPNA BREAKS NEW GROUND, BECOMES FIRST INDIAN HEPTATHLETE TO WIN ASIAD GOLD
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Swapna Barman today created history by becoming the first Indian heptathlete to win an Asian Games gold here, a feat he achieved despite competing with pain due to a toothache. The 21-year-old Barman logged 6026 points from the seven events competed for two days. En route the title, she won the high jump (1003 points) and javelin throw (872 points) events and finished second-best in shot put (707 points) and long jump (865 points).
ARPINDER BAGS GOLD IN MEN'S TRIPLE JUMP
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Arpinder Singh clinched India's first men's triple jump gold in 48 years with a jump of 16.77m in the Asian Games. Arpinder, who has been without a medal in multi-sporting events since winning a bronze in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, produced a best jump of 16.77m which he came up with in his third attempt. Ruslan Kurbanov of Uzbekistan took the silver with a best jump of 16.62m while Shuo Cao of China was third with an effort of 16.56m.
DUTEE BAGS SECOND MEDAL, WINS 200M SILVER
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Dutee Chand today joined her illustrious compatriots such as P T Usha in the list of athletes who have won more than one medal at the Asian Games as she added a silver to her kitty after finishing second earlier in the women's 100m dash. She crossed the finishing line in 23.20 seconds, behind Bahrain's Edidiong Odiong who clinched the gold in 22.96. The bronze went to China's Wei Yongli (23.27).