Asian Games: Dharun Ayyasamy Clinches Silver In Men's 400M Hurdles

Updated: 27 August 2018 19:13 IST

Dharun Ayyasamy finished the race in 48.96 seconds to claim the silver medal.

Asian Games: Dharun Ayyasamy Clinches Silver In Men
Dharun Ayyasamy won the silver medal in men's 400m hurdles. © AFP

India's Dharun Ayyasamy and Sudha Singh on Monday clinched silver medals in their respective athletic events taking the country's medal tally to 39 at the 2018 Asian Games. Clocking a time of 48.96 seconds, Dharun won the silver medal in men's 400m hurdles while Sudha Singh won the same medal in women's 3000m steeplechase with a time of 9 minutes and 40.03 seconds. With the addition of two medals, India now have a total of six medals alone from athletics. 

Achieving his personal best in the event, Dharun ended behind Samba Abderrahman of Qatar, who clinched the gold medal with a timing of 47.66 seconds while Abe Takatoshi of Japan took home bronze medal with a timing of 49.12 seconds.

In the women's 3000m steeplechase, Sudha finished behind Winfred Yavi of Bahrain. Yavi clocked a time of 9:36.52 while bronze medalist Thi Oanh Nguyen took 9:43.83 to finish the race. 

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