Tintu Luka and co. clinch gold in 4x400m relay; India finish 6th in Asian Athletics
India clinched a gold medal in women's 4X400m relay in a sensational race to finish sixth overall as the curtains were drawn on the 20th Asian Athletics Championships with China confirming their supreme status in the continent.
India ended the Championships with two gold, six silver and nine bronze, a much improved performance than the last edition in 2011 in Kobe, Japan where they had finished seventh with one gold, three silver and eight bronze.
Besides the gold from relay team comprising M R Poovamma, Tintu Luka, Anu Mariam Jose and Nirmala, India won a silver and a bronze in men's triple jump through Renjith Maheswary and Arpinder Singh.
India also bagged a silver and bronze in women's 200m through Asha Roy and Dutee Chand respectively.
India had also hoped for a gold from national record holder triple jumper Renjith Maheswary but he had to settle for a silver with a jump of 16.76m. He lost the gold to 2010 Asian Games bronze medallist Cao Shuo of China by one centimetre.
Young Arpinder Singh was third with an effort of 16.58m while Asian season leader Roman Valiyev was fourth with 16.55m.
Women's 5000M Run Winners. Gold Winner Betlhem Des of UAE receiving prize from Mr. Padmakar Valvi.