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Preeja wins gold in 10,000m at National Open Athletics

Asian Games gold medal winning sprinter Preeja Sreedharan won the 10,000-metre women's race at the 51st National Open Athletics on Saturday.

india Updated: Sep 10, 2011 20:23 IST

Asian Games gold medal winning sprinter Preeja Sreedharan won the 10,000-metre women's race at the 51st National Open Athletics on Saturday.

Preeja, representing the Railways, clocked an ordinary 35:56.09. Kavita Raut (35:56.13) won the silver medal for ONGC while L. Surya (36:09.00), representing the Railways, settled for bronze.

In the men's 10,000 metres final, ONGC's Suresh Kumar clocked 30:18.16 to win the gold medal. He was followed by Kheta Ram of SSCB (30:24.36) and Soji Mathew of the Railways (30:43.39).

Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) clinched the first two places in discus throw with Vipender Singh (50.52m) bagging the gold medal and Dharamraj (50.31) the silver. Sunil Kumar of the Railways finished third. (49.27m).