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Tintu Luka wins bronze in women's 800 metres

India's Tintu Luka won the bronze medal in the women's 800 metres event of the track and field competitions at the Asian Games.

india Updated: Nov 25, 2010 15:30 IST
IANS

India's Tintu Luka won the bronze medal in the women's 800 metres event of the track and field competitions at the Asian Games on Thursday.

Tintu, who had a disappointing finish in the New Delhi Commonwealth Games, led the pack right from the start, but couldn't keep pace in the last 50 metres and finished third with a timing of 2:01.36 seconds.

The gold went to Kazhakstan's Margarita Matsko with her personal best timing of 2:00.29 secs while Chinese Truong Thanh Hang with a timing of 2:00.91 secs grabbed the silver.

Tintu's compatriot Sinimole Paulose finished seventh in 2:06.95 secs.

First Published: Nov 25, 2010 15:24 IST