Asian Games: 4X400m relay women’s team wins 13th gold for India

November 26th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by ANI  

Guangzhou (China), Nov.26 (ANI): India secured a 13th gold medal at the XVIth Asian Games being held here when the women’s 4X400m relay team of Manjeet Kaur, Sini Jose, Ashwini Akkunji and Mandeep Kaur clocked a winning time of three minutes 29.02 seconds.

Kazakhstan took silver (3:30.03) and China claimed bronze (3:30.89).

Earlier in the day, the men’s and women’s kabaddi teams clinched golds, helping India to its best-ever medals tally in an Asian Games.

With the addition of this gold, India’s medal tally climbed to a record 13 gold, 15 silver and 33 bronze (total 61), the biggest ever haul in the Asian Games so far.

The previous best medals tally was at the Delhi Asian Games when the country won 13 gold, 19 silver and 25 bronze for an overall tally of 57.

With a few more gold medals expected in the second session, particularly from the boxers, India will be looking for a top-five finish in the Games.

India had finished tenth on the medals table in the last edition of the Games in Doha with a tally of 10-17-26. (ANI)

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