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India athletes bag four golds on Day 2 of Asian Athletics

It was a ‘golden Friday’ for India at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships as four of its athletes won yellow medals on the second day of the competition in Bhubaneswar. India continued its fine run at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships, winning four gold medals so far on a rain-hit second day of the competition in Bhubaneswar. Indian quartermilers—both in men’s and women’s section sensationally grabbed a gold medal each in the space of less than five minutes to consolidate the host country’s lead on day two. Consolidating the lead of host country, Mohammad Anas and Nirmala Sheoran grabbed Gold medals in the men’s and women’s 400-metre events at Kalinga Stadium. Rajiv Arokia and Jisna Mathew added a silver and a bronze in men's and women's 400m respectively.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 07 July 2017, 11:16:02 PM
India athletes bag four golds on Day 2 of Asian Athletics

India athletes bag four golds on Day 2 of Asian Athletics

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Nirmala Sheoran clinched the yellow metal in women’s 400m, while Mohammed Anas grabbed the gold in men’s 400m.

India athletes bag four golds on Day 2 of Asian Athletics

India athletes bag four golds on Day 2 of Asian Athletics

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It was a ‘golden Friday’ for India at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships as four of its athletes won yellow medals on the second day of the competition in Bhubaneswar.

India continued its fine run at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships, winning four gold medals so far on a rain-hit second day of the competition in Bhubaneswar.

Indian quartermilers—both in men’s and women’s section sensationally grabbed a gold medal each in the space of less than five minutes to consolidate the host country’s lead on day two.

Consolidating the lead of host country, Mohammad Anas and Nirmala Sheoran grabbed Gold medals in the men’s and women’s 400-metre events at Kalinga Stadium. Rajiv Arokia and Jisna Mathew added a silver and a bronze in men's and women's 400m respectively.

India athletes bag four golds on Day 2 of Asian Athletics

India athletes bag four golds on Day 2 of Asian Athletics

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Meanwhile, P U Chitra finished on the top of the podium in women’s 1500m race and Ajay Kumar Saroj won a gold medal in men’s 1500m.

India athletes bag four golds on Day 2 of Asian Athletics

India athletes bag four golds on Day 2 of Asian Athletics

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On day 1 of the championship, India bagged as many as seven medals, including two golds, to sit atop the medal tally.