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Tarasova wins gold, Pramila finishes third

Uzbekistan's Yuliya Tarasova won heptathlon gold at the Asian Games on Tuesday, notching a total of 5,783 points in a dominant display.

other Updated: Nov 23, 2010 23:21 IST

Uzbekistan's Yuliya Tarasova won heptathlon gold at the Asian Games on Tuesday, notching a total of 5,783 points in a dominant display.

The reigning Asian champion finished well clear of Japan's Yuki Nakata, who scored 5,606 points, with India's Pramila Gudandda (5,415) taking bronze in the gruelling seven-discipline, two-day event.

Gold for the Uzbek capped a successful day for Tarasova, who broke off from the competition to win bronze in the women's long jump.

She went into the final event on the track at the Aoti Main Stadium, the 800 metres, with a comfortable lead of 332 points over Nakata, who won the race in 2min 22.32sec as Tarasova trailed in last.

On the second day of the competition Tarasova picked up from where she had left off on Monday when she top-scored in the first four events.