Guwahati/ 8th July’2017 (Prag News Desk): Indian athletes bagged four gold medals in the 400m and 1500m events in both men’s and women’s races at Asian Athletics Championships held at Kalinga Stadium on Friday.
India leads in the medal standings combining with six gold, three silver and six bronze medals.
Nirmala Sheoran broke into the lead and takes the gold followed by Quach Thi of Vietnam bagged silver in the women’s 400m.
National champion Muhammad Anas finished with an impressive time of 45.77 seconds and Arokia took silver with 46.14 seconds and Ahmed Mubarak of Oman settled with bronze.
Poovamma in the women’s 400m and Amoj Jacob missed out a bronze medal as finished fourth in the tournament.
In the women’s 1500m, Chitra P U dominated the field after a spectacular flourish in the final lap and opened up a lead of more than a second over China’s Geng Min and Japan’s Ayako Jinnouchi, who got silver and bronze respectively.
Ace Indian sprinter Dutee Chand settled for bronze in the women’s 100m as Kazakhstan’s Viktoriya Zyabkina and Olga Safronova clinched gold and silver respectively.
Hassan Taftian of Iran clinch gold in the men’s 100m final.
Amiya Kumar Mallick disqualified from the third semi-final of the men’s 100m for making false start. Mallick had been part of another disqualification on Day 2 when he passed the baton exchange zone in the final of the men’s 4x100m semi-finals.