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Kartik wins silver, Gulveer claims bronze

Updated on: 01 October,2023 08:26 AM IST  |  Hangzhou
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Kartik won the silver with a timing of 28:15.38s while Gulveer clocked 28:17.21s to claim the bronze. Both the Indians sneaked into medal contention in the last 100 metres after three of the fellow competitors fell in succession after bumping into each other

Kartik wins silver, Gulveer claims bronze

India’s Kartik Kumar (left) and Gulveer Singh celebrate after winning the silver and bronze in the men’s 10,000m event. Pic/PTI

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Indian long-distance runners Kartik Kumar and Gulveer Singh bagged a silver and bronze medal respectively in the men’s 10,000m race with personal best times at the Asian Games here on Saturday.


Kartik won the silver with a timing of 28:15.38s while Gulveer clocked 28:17.21s to claim the bronze. Both the Indians sneaked into medal contention in the last 100 metres after three of the fellow competitors fell in succession after bumping into each other.


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Balew clinches gold

Birhanu Yemataw Balew of Bahrain won the gold medal with a timing of 28:13.62 seconds. In the 400m race final, Aishwarya Mishra finished fourth with a time of 53.50s in the women’s event while Muhammed Ajmal clocked 45.97s to end at fifth spot in the men’s competition.

In the 1,500m, Jinson Johnson and Ajay Kumar Saroj qualified for the final by clocking 3:56.93s and 3:51.93 seconds in their respective heats. While Saroj finished second in his heat, Johnson was fifth.

Jeswin, Murali, Jyoti qualify

Jeswin Aldrin Johnson and Murali Sreeshankar leaped 7.67m and 7.97m to qualify for the final of the men’s long jump event. In women’s 100m hurdles, Jyothi Yarraji clocked 13.03s to finish second in her heat and qualify for the final. But it was heartbreak for Nithya Ramraj, who finished fifth in her heat.

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