Asian Games: Gold for Women’s 4x400 Relay, silver for men
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Asian Games: Gold for Women’s 4x400 Relay, silver for men

Jakarta, Aug 30: Women's 4x400 Relay team bagged gold for the country, but Men's 4x400 Relay team had to settle with silver at the Asian Games here on Thursday.

Hima Das gave India the lead at first and the other three racers maintained it right throughout to win the gold medal. Hima, MR Poovamma, SL Gayakwad and V Koroth take the first place with a timing of 3:28:72 while Bahrain took silver with 3 minute 30.61 seconds and Vietnam won bronze taking 3 minute 33.23 seconds.

In Men's 4x400 Relay India won silver as Qatar set the Asian record with a timing of 3:00:56. India finished with timing of 3:01:85. The four Indian athletes who participated are Mohammed Puthanpurakkal, Dharun Ayyasamy, Muhammad Anas and Rajiv Arokia. Japan secured bronze with Japan taking time 3:01.94.

India are now placed at 8th spot with with 13 gold, 21 silver and 25 bronze taking total medal tally to 59. (UNI)