Sudha Singh enhance India’s medal tally by adding one more Gold in Women’s 3000m Steeplechase at the Asian Athletics Championship here in Bhubneshwar.
With this Gold Sudha Singh has also qualified for the London World Championship to be held in August this year.
India now has 16 medals in their kitty (7 Golds, 3 Silvers & 6 Bronze) & has already surpassed their last Asian Championship results of previous edition.
However it was a bad outing for the Indian athletes in men’s 110m hurdles & men’s 3000m steeplechase as no Indian grab a medal there.
Women’s 3000m Steeplechase
2010 Asian Games Champion Sudha Singh didn’t disappoint at all & grab the Gold by running the distance with the timing of 9:59.47 & also grab a spot in World Athletics Championship to be held in London by the virtue of continental quota i.e. Gold winner automatically gets the entry to World Championship.
Sudha totally demolished her opponents & dominated the race from starting to add one more Gold in India’s medal tally. Athlete from North korea bag Silver with the timing of 10:13.94 while Bronze went to Japan.
Another Indian Parul Chaudhary in the frame missed out of the medal after finishing at 4th place with the timing of 10:22.99.
Men’s 3000m Steeplechase
Both Naveen kumar & Durga Bahadur had a bad outing in men’s 3000m steeplechase event after they finished the race at 7th & 8th place with the timings of 9:02.95 & 9:04.05 respectively.
Gold went to Hossein of Iran with the timing of 8:43.82 followed by Qatar & Saudi Arabia.
Men’s 110m Hurdles
There were no medals for India in men’s 110m hurdles as Siddhant Thingal finished at 5th place with the time of 13.72s. Earlier Siddhant had qualified as a fastest looser for the finals.
Gold & Silver went to kuwait while Saudi Arabia grab the Bronze.
Women’s 100m Hurdles
It was a bad day for India in Women’s 100m hurdles as no Indian athlete qualify for the finals after Nayana James finished last with the timing of 14.45s.
Swapna Barman participating in Women’s heptathlon gave a thunderous performance in Hep. High Jump & 100m Hep. Hurdles which fetch her 2034 points & she is currently leading the list after two events.
Other Indians, Purnima & Lily are also in a great shape to finish as a medal winner.
Lots of events are lined up for today & Indian athletes will try their best to mark their supremacy in most of them!!
List of Indians already qualified for London World Championship