AAC 2017: Jauna Murmu disappoints, India still tops in medals

Jauna Murmu

Bhubaneswar: Odia athlete Jauna Murmu who had reached the finals of the women’s 400 metre hurdles disappointed the sports lovers in the State by finishing at 6th place at the Asian Athletic Championships being held at Kalinga Stadium here on Saturday.

She had entered the finals by clocking 57.96 second in the heats. However, Odia sprinter Amiya Mallick entered into the semi-final of men’s 200metres event.

However, India clinched one gold through Sudha Singh in women’s 3000m steeplechase event and four other medals to maintain their numero uno position on the third and penultimate day at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships on Saturday.

With one day left in the championship, India remained on top of the medal tally with 7 gold, 4 silver and 9 bronze.


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