Indian track and field athletes win gold and silver

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 19:13

Nanjing: Anjana Dhavalu Thamake clinched the third gold for India by winning the girl`s 800m race on the concluding day of the track and field events in the second Asian Youth Games here on Thursday.

Rochelle Macfarlane Maria picked up a silver in girl`s triple jump to end India`s controversy-marred track and field campaign on a high. 18 Indian track and field athletes were thrown out of the Games due to overage.

Thamake clocked a personal best of two minutes 11.47 seconds to bag the gold ahead of Savinder Kaur (2:14.14) of Malaysia and Sri Lanka`s K Dilhani Fernando (2:15.72).

Thamake, who was participating as an Independent Olympic Athlete as India is serving a ban, led the eight-athlete field all through and won the race comfortably.

Maria jumped to her personal best of 12.38m which she came up in her fifth and penultimate attempt to win the silver.

Ma Yue of China won the gold with an effort of 12.55m while Lee Hyeonjeong of Korea was third with 12.28m.

With Thursday`s gold and silver, India`s medal tally swelled to 10 (three gold, three silver, four bronze) to remain at the ninth spot with just one day to go in the Games.


First Published: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 19:13

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