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Women's 4X400 relay team wins gold in Asian Indoor Athletics

india Updated: Feb 26, 2010 22:04 IST
Asian Indoor Athletics Championships

Indian women's 4X400 relay team won a gold while Jauna Murmu bagged a bronze in 400m race on the concluding day of Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in Tehran today.

The 4X400 quartet of Priyanka Pawar, Murmu, Ashwini Chidananda Akkunji and Karnatapu Sowjanya clocked 3:43.83 to clinch gold. Kazakhstan (3:44.20) and Iran (4:00.03) won silver and bronze respectively.

In women's 400m, Murmu clocked 54.56 sec to win the bronze. Munira Saleh (53.79 sec) of Syria and Maslyonko Marina (53.89 sec) of Kazakhstan bagged gold and silver respectively.

On the second day yesterday, shot putter Satyendra Kumar had fetched the first gold for India by hurling the iron ball
to a career best and meet record shattering effort of 19.17m.

Second Indian in the fray, Saurabh Vij, finished a distant fifth with a forgettable 17.22m.

Kuwait's Mohammad Mashari (18.78m) and Iranian Hamid Reza Farahani (18.58m) made it to a podium finish behind Satyendra.

In men's heptathlon, Pulimoottil Vinod Joseph won a bronze with a total score of 4981 points. Iranians Hadi

Sepehrzad (5292 points) and Abdul Jalil Tomaj (5054) finished first and second respectively.

National record holder Hari Shankar Roy had a forgettable championships finishing a poor sixth with an effort of 2.14m

On the first day on Wednesday, Resmi Bose won a bronze in women's long jump with an effort of 5.93m while compatriot M A Prajusha was fourth with 5.92m. Mohammad Ibrar won a bronze in men's long jump with an effort of 7.56m.