Asian Athletics Championships 2019- Doha: PU Chitra won the gold medal in women’s 1500 meter race. India won four medals on the fourth and final day of the competition to remain fourth in the medal tally at the Asian Athletics Championships on Wednesday. Chitra defended the title in the 2017 edition to give India its third gold medal, while Ajay Kumar Saroj (men’s 1500m) and women’s 4x400m relay team won a silver medal at the Khalifa Stadium.
Spinner Dutee Chand won 3 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze medals for India in 200 meters of women. But there was a late play because India had initially announced the victory of the silver in men’s 4x400m relay with 3:03.28 behind Japan (3:02.94), but after Japan, the jury declared the team ineligible for the athlete done. Disqualification under rule 163.2.
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India filed an appeal against the jury’s decision to disqualify his team from the 4x400m relay race, but it was rejected. China, which was initially third, was given the silver, while Qatar was upgraded from fourth place to bronze.
This jolt has reduced the number of medals in India from 18 to 17, but although there is no change in India standing in the medal table.
India had won 29 medals (12 gold, 5 silver, 12 bronze) in the previous edition of Bhubaneswar in 2017, for the first time in the medal table.
This time, Bahrain was top of the medal with 11 gold, 7 silver, and 4 bronze, followed by China (10 gold, 13 silver, 7 bronze), Japan (5 gold, 4 silver, 9 bronze) and India’s position Stayed.
This was the second time since 1983 when China was pushed to second place. India did the same in 2017, while Bahrain also did the same this time.
The number of 17 medals of India can be considered as trustworthy because the team had broken the necklace without any medal contender, including star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.
Championships were not seen by some of the world’s best athletes as always, who preferred to concentrate on the world championships held in one place in September-October.
For India, the last day’s headlines fell on the figure because they defeated two Bahrain runners to win gold in the women’s 1500 meter race. she beat Bahraini’s runner Tigest Gashaw just a few meters before the finish line to win the race in 4 minutes 14.56 seconds.
It was India’s third gold after winning the yellow metal on the second day after Monday, after Gomathi Marimuthu (women’s 800m) and Tejinder Pal Singh Toor (men’s shot put) in Asian Athletics Championships 2019.
Gashaw demonstrated 4: 14.81 for Silver, while another Bahraini Mutiele Winfred Yavi won a bronze medal in 4: 16.18.
The 23-year-old Chitra said, “A little nervous next to Bahrain’s runner (Gashaw tigest), he defeated me in the Asian Games. I really had to work hard.” Bronze in the Jakarta Asian Games
Chitra won the gold medal in the 2017 edition in Bhubaneswar at 4: 17.92.
Chitra defended his title, while his male counterpart Saroj (1500 meters) and women’s 4×400 meter relay team also failed to do the same.
Saroj, who won gold in 2017, gave 3 minutes 43.18 s best time to bring a silver behind Bahraini’s Abraham Kipchirchir Rotich, which performed 3: 42.85.
The women’s 4×400 meter relay quartet, Prachi, Poovamma, Saritaban Gayakwad, and VK Vishmaya stayed in second place with the time of 3: 32.21, who saw Bahraini quartet at 3: 32.10
Dutee, who broke the national record twice and took a disappointing fifth place in the 100m final on Tuesday, took 23.24 seconds to win a bronze in women’s 200m.
After lagging in the first 100 meters, he covered a lot of grounds in the last 100 meters and left behind three competitors on the finish line. For more updates, you can visit www.indiatimelines.com.
In Asian Athletics Championships 2019, Salwa Naser of Bahrain hoped for a gold medal in 22.74, while Kazakhstan’s Olga Safaronova stood second in 22.87.
who won the 200 meters silver in Jakarta Asian Games,The 23-year-old Dutee, still missed the World Championships qualifying mark of 23.02. His personal best is 23.00.
“I am really happy, I missed the medal in 100 meters and the relay, I did a lot of effort in 100 meters, I did not believe in medal, I just did my best and I am happy”, Dutee said.
In the discus throw of women Navjeet Kaur (57.47m) and Kamalpreet Kaur (55.59m) secured fourth and fifth place respectively.