Asian Athletics Championships: Gomathi, Tajinder bag gold medals; Indian medal tally at 10
Gomathi Marimuthu and Tajinder Singh Toor received gold medals in women’s 800m and men’s shot placed, respectively, as India completed with 10 medals on the second one day of the Asian Athletics Championships 2019 right here on Monday.
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India additionally won a silver and bronze medals at the day, but medal prospect Dutee Chand completed 5th in the women’s 100m final after breaking the national document in the semifinal. Jinson Johnson and Rajiv Arokia also overlooked out on medals in the men’s 800m and 400m event respectively.
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Gomathi ran the race of her existence, one with a clever approach too, as she fought her way from the again of the percent and taken aback the sector to take the girls’s 800m honours. It turned into the 30-yr-antique Tamil Nadu athlete’s first primary gold. She made her flow on the again instantly after which, midway through the house stretch, with the two leading runners clearly blocking off her, she neatly moved to the outer lane and amazed Kazakhstan’s Margarita Mukasheva and China’s Wang Chunyu to take the valuable medal with a personal satisfactory timing of 2:02.70s. Her preceding first-rate (2:03.21) got here with the Federation Cup gold currently in Patiala.
“I predicted a medal, now not the gold,” stated Gomathi after her race.
There become greater pleasure later as Asian Games champion Tajinder Pal Singh Toor, the fave, secured the guys’s shot positioned gold with a gap-round throw of 20.22m, his high-quality this season. “I commenced properly however misplaced the rhythm in between. A throw past 21m is the target, will be happy if that comes at the Worlds,” stated Tajinder.
Like Gomathi, javelin thrower Shivpal Singh also threw up a huge wonder, generating a large 86.23m effort that fetched him the guys’s silver. Shivpal’s attempt turned into nearly four metres greater than his previous pleasant of 82.56m that came at final month’s Federation Cup at Patiala. It additionally made the 23-year-vintage the second first-rate Indian within the event, after Neeraj, the Asiad and Commonwealth Games gold medallist who pulled out with an elbow pressure. Taipei’s Chao-Tsun Cheng received the gold with a international-main attempt of 86.Seventy two.
– Jabir, Saritaben bag bronze –
M. P. Jabir and Saritaben Gayakwad, inside the guys’s and girls’s 400m hurdles, returned with bronze after astonishing performances. Jabir’s hurdles bronze got here in a non-public best 49.13s while Saritaben, who clocked 57.2s, was engaged in a fighting end that pushed her from fourth to 0.33.
Qatar’s Abderrahman Samba, the fave, won the guys’s gold in a international-leading 47.51s at the same time as Vietnam’s Thi Lan Quach took the girls’s title in fifty six.10s.
– 400m sadness –
But there had been fundamental disappointments too. Muhammed Anas and Arokia Rajiv, who had coasted to a gold and silver finish in the men’s 400m at the final Asians in Bhubaneswar, finished with nothing round their neck.
Arokia (45.37s) seemed to be inside the medal zone toward the quit however was beaten to the bronze by using Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Litvin (45.25) while Kuwait’s Yousef Karam (forty four.84s) and Bahrain’s Abbas Abubaker (forty five.14) took the gold and silver. Anas finished last with a timing of forty six.10s.
– Jinson drops out –
In the men’s 800m, Asiad silver medallist Jinson dropped out close to the ultimate curve within the very last after appearing to have pulled a muscle. Qatar’s Abdalla Abubaker won the gold with a global-leading time of 1:44.33s.
– Dutee makes national report but no medal –
Dutee broke her very own country wide record for the second one successive day, bringing it down from 11.28 to eleven.26s inside the semifinal however she went without a medal inside the very last, completing 5th in eleven.44s.
And inside the men’s triple bounce, in which Uzbekistan’s Ruslan Kurbanov surprised China’s Yaming to take the gold with 16.93m, Tamil Nadu’s Praveen Chithravel couldn’t produce a unmarried legal leap and completed with a ‘no mark’ towards his call.