Tintu Luka bagged her maiden gold in a major international event by winning the women's 800m finals as India finished with five medals on the final day of competitions to sign off third in the 21st Asian Athletics Championships here on Sunday.
Up and coming track and field star Inderjeet Singh bagged a gold medal in men's shot put event as India opened the medal account on the first day of the 21st Asian Athletics Championships here on Wednesday.
At least 10 track and field athletes, mostly relay runners, are yet to undergo dope tests, though the Indian team for next month's Asian Championships in China leaves the country in three days' time, according to sources.
Long jumper Ankit Sharma has been included in the Indian team for next month's Asian Athletics Championships in China after he "apologised" to the national federation for not informing it before shifting his base from NIS Patiala to SAI Center at Thiruvananthapuram.
Top woman long jumper Mayookha Johny won gold in her event and crossed the qualifying standard set by the national federation for next month's Asian Athletics Championships in China on the first day of the Federation Cup here on Friday.
Tainted Indian sports administrator Suresh Kalmadi has been made Life President of the Asian Athletics Association for his "work in the development of athletics in the continent" during his 13-year tenure as the head of organisation from 2000.
Double Asian Games gold-medallist Ashwini Akkunji looked set to make it to the Indian women`s 4x400m relay squad for next month`s World Championships in Moscow after she finished joint second in the trials held at Patiala today.
After grabbing his first gold in any major international event in the Asian Athletics Championships here today, ace Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda described the win as the biggest achievement of his career.
Shot putter Om Prakash Karhana and long jumper Mayookha Johnny won a bronze each as India began their campaign at the 20th Asian Athletics Championships on a mixed note on a rain-marred opening day here today.