India win nine medal, including two gold in Asian GP 2nd leg
Shot putter Om Prakash and long distance runner Surendra Singh fetched a yellow metal each as Indian athletes won two gold, three silver and four bronze medals in the Asian Grand Prix second leg in Kunshan.india Updated: May 27, 2009 23:40 IST
Shot putter Om Prakash and long distance runner Surendra Singh fetched a yellow metal each as Indian athletes won two gold, three silver and four bronze medals in the Asian Grand Prix second leg in Kunshan on Wednesday.
Om Prakash threw the iron ball to a distance of 19.48m to improve upon his personal best (19.36m) outside India, which he set four days ago in the first leg at Suzhou (China).
He, however, failed to cross the Berlin World Championships 'B' standard of 19.90m.
Surendra, who bagged a gold in 3000m at Suzhou, fetched his second gold of the Asian Grand Prix series by winning the men's 500m race in the second leg in Kunshan.
He clocked 13:40.45 to win the race though his effort failed to touch the Berlin 'B' standard of 13:29.00.
India won all the medals in the race with Kashinath Aswale (13:44.32) and Sandip Kumar (13:47.45) winning the silver and bronze respectively.
In a closely contested 400m race for men, India bagged both silver and bronze. Bibin Mathew was second clocking 46.48s followed by his teammate VB Bineesh (47.12).
Krishna Poonia, who have already qualified for Berlin, and national record holder Seema Antil won a silver and bronze respectively in women's discus throw by clearing 57.89m and 56.85m respectively. Asian Games gold medallist Song Aimin of China won the gold with a throw of 63.45m.
In men's high jump, Hari Shankar Roy finished third with a leapt of 2.15m.
First Published: May 27, 2009 23:37 IST