Quartermiler Jisna Mathew clinches gold; bronze for M Sreesankar

Jun 09, 2018, 08:51 IST | PTI

Quartermiler Jisna Mathew clinched a gold to lead India's medal charge on the second day of the Asian Junior Athletics Championships

Quartermiler Jisna Mathew clinches gold; bronze for M Sreesankar
Jisna Mathew

Quartermiler Jisna Mathew clinched a gold to lead India's medal charge on the second day of the Asian Junior Athletics Championships here yesterday. Five other Indian athletes also grabbed a bronze each as India took their total medal tally on the second day to two gold, one silver and seven bronze.

Mathew, who had gone into the competition as the pre-race favourite and defending champion, clocked 53.26 seconds in the women's 400m final to finish well ahead of Dilshi Kumarasinghe of Sri Lanka who clocked 54.03 seconds. Jui-Hsuan Yang of Chinese Taipei took the bronze in 54.74 seconds. Meanwhile, long jumper M Sreeshankar clinched a bronze medal after clearing a distance of 7.47m.

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