Indian athletes bag six gold at Asian Grand Prix

July 1st, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS  


New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Indian athletes grabbed 12 medals, including six golds, in the third leg of the Asian Grand Prix at Hanoi in Vietnam. According to information received here, Indian middle distance runners made it 1-2 in the men’s 1500 metres and the 3000 mts events in the meet Monday. Naresh Yadav (3:53.98 seconds) and Sandeep Karan Singh (3:53.99 secs) won the gold and silver, respectively, in the 1500m while Kashinath Aswale (8:16.22 secs) and Ajay Kumar Patel (8:16.56 secs) finished 1-2 in the 3000 mts.

Ace women jumper Anju Bobby George won the gold in the long jump event with a jump of 6.55 mts and her compatriot Harwant Kaur won the silver in the women’s discus throw.

Indian men and women 4×400 mts relay team once again emerged champions. But the men team’s Olympic hopes were dashed due to heavy rain, which resulted in considerable water on the track resulting in slow timing of 3:07.09 secs.

Results:

Men

1500m: 1.Naresh Yadav (Ind) 3:53.98 secs, 2.Sandeep Karan Singh (Ind) 3:53.99 secs, 3.Nguyen Dinh Cuong (Vie) 3:56.68 secs

3000m: 1.Kashinath Aswale (Ind) 8:16.22 secs, 2.Ajay Kumar Patel (Ind) 8:16.56 secs, 3.Amirov Ajmal (Tak) 8:33.47 secs

Triple Jump: 1.Amarjit Singh (Ind) 16.63 mts (+1.72), 2.Gu Junjie (Chn) 16.60 mts (+2.98), 3.Ektov Yegenily (Kaz) 16.38 mts (+1.84)

Shot Put: 1.Satyender Singh (Ind) 17.84 mts, 2. Polyemg Chatchawal (Tha) 17.42 mts, 3. Kamulyagrigoriy (Uzb) 17.32 mts

Javelin Throw: 1.Qin Qiang (Chn) 69.46 mts, 2. Kashinath Naik (Ind) 68.65 mts, 3.Imran Muhammad (Pakistan) 67.89 mts

4×100m: 1. Thailand 39.37 secs, 2. China 39.58 secs, 3. India 39.88 secs

4×400m: 1. India 3:07.09 secs, 2. Sri Lanka 3:07.46 secs, 3. Botswana 3:08.03 secs

Women

1500m: 1. Truong Thanh Hang (Vie) 4:18.75 mts, 2. Lukasheva Svetlana (Kaz) 4:21.16 mts, 3. O.P. Jaisha (Ind) 4:23.32 mts

Long Jump: 1.Anju Bobby George (Ind) 6.55 mts (+1.01), 2. Torres Marestella (Phi) 6.38 mts (+5.00), 3. Zhang Lan (Chn) 6.36 mts (+3.32)

Discus Throw: 1. Li Yangfeng (Chn) 59.81 mts, 2. Harwant Kaur (Ind) 58.50 mts, 3. Sun Taifeng (Chn) 58.22 mts

4×400m: 1. India 3:33.08 secs, 2. China 3:34.24 secs, 3. Sri Lanka 3:41.59 secs

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