Athletics continue to swell India’s medal tally
Silver medals came in a rush for India on the athletics track of the GBK Stadium in Jakarta on Monday. Dharun Ayyasamy , Sudha Singh and Neena Varakil all won silver in their respective events to add to India’s athletics medals tally.
India’s Dharun Ayyasamy clinched a silver in men’s 400m hurdles in national record time. India’s Dharun Ayyasamy clinched a silver in men’s 400m hurdles in national record time.
The 21-year-old from Tamil Nadu was fourth till the 300m mark but passed two competitors in the last 100m stretch to cross the finishing line in 48.96, his personal best mark.
Veteran Indian long distance runner Sudha Singh clinched a silver in women’s 3000m steeplechase event in the Asian Games. Sudha clocked 9 minute 40.03 seconds to win her second Asian Games medal.
The 32-year-old Sudha had won a gold medal when women’s 3000m steeplechase was introduced in the Asian Games in 2010.
Neena Varakil gave India another silver medal from the athletics arena after she came second in the women’s long jump event. Varakil’s best jump of 6.51m came in the fourth attempt, which was enough to fetch her the silver.