IN­DIA’S BEST SHOW AS ATH­LET­ICS END

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In­dia con­tinue to win ath­let­ics gold with Jin­son John­son claim­ing yel­low metal in men’s 1,500m and the women quar­tet emerg­ing tri­umphant 4x400m re­lay

John­son clocks 3:44.72s for his sec­ond medal af­ter win­ning 800m sil­ver and be­comes only the sec­ond

In­dian male to win a medal in the 800m and 1500m at a sin­gle Asiad af­ter Am­rit Pal (1500m sil­ver, 800m bronze) in 1962 Jakarta Asiad

The women quar­tet of Hima Das, Poovama Raju, Sar­i­ta­ben Gayak­wad, who hails tribal fam­ily in Dang Dis­trict, Gu­jarat, and Vis­maya Koroth stop the watch at 3:28.72s to win yel­low metal in this event for fifth straight Asiad

In­dia end with 7 gold, 10 sil­ver, 2 bronze for a to­tal of 19, their best in ath­let­ics in Asiad out­side In­dia. It is also their sec­ond best medal count from ath­let­ics since 1951 (31)

—AFP/PTI

In­dian women (clock­wise from left) Poovamma Raju, Hima Das and Vis­maya Koroth cel­e­brate their 4x400m re­lay gold on Thurs­day. (Right) Jin­son John­son is all smiles af­ter win­ning men’s 1500m gold

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