India claimed 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze in the field events in the Athletics competition at the Jakarta games.
Swapna Burman challenged all odds and the enduring pain went on to win the Gold in the Heptathlon and etched her name in the record books of being the first Indian to win a Heptathlon Gold.
Women's High Jump
The world no. 8 Svetlana Radzivil from Uzbekistan bettered her own Games record set in Guangzhou 2010 to take the Gold in High Jump. Her compatriot Dusanova took the Silver with a season-best effort.
Gold - Svetlana Radzivil (UZB) 1.96 (GR) (Previous - Svetlana Radzivil 1.95, Guangzhou 2010), Silver - Nadiya Dusanova (UZB) 1.94 (SB), Bronze - Nadezhda Dubovitskaya (KAZ) 1.84.
Women's Pole Vault
Defending champion Li Ling had to challenge herself and she did so by breaking her own Games record to take the Gold. Chayanisa of Thailand bettered her personal best to take the Silver. Lim of Korea had her season-best to clinch consecutive Bronze medals at the games.
Gold - Li Ling (CHN) 4.60 (GR) (Previous - Gao Shuying (CHN) 4.35M in Busan 2002 & Li Ling (CHN) 4.35m in Incheon 2014, Hiroshima 1994), Silver - Chayanisa Chomchuendee (THA) 4.30 (PB), Bronze - Lim Eun-Ji (KOR) 4.20 (SB).
Women's Long Jump
Thao of Vietnam clinched the Gold in Long Jump with a season-best effort in her first attempt and bettered the Silver she won in 2014. Xiaoling who was the favourite to take the Gold was pipped by Neena of India and had to be content with a Bronze. Neena with her 4th attempt of 6.51 took the Silver.
Gold - Bùi Thị Thu Thảo (VIE) 6.55 (SB), Silver - Neena Varakil (IND) 6.51, Bronze - Xu Xiaoling (CHN) 6.50. 10th Place - Nayana James (IND) 6.14.
Women's Triple Jump
Defending champion Olga Rypakova ran away with the Gold with a 14.26 effort in her 5th attempt. All her 3 legal jumps were above the 14m mark and she proved to be a class apart. She also became the first Kazakh athlete to win a specific discipline for three successful times at the Games. Vu Thi Men of Vietnam took the Bronze with her best effort of the season.
Gold - Olga Rypakova (KAZ) 14.26, Silver - Parinya Chuimaroeng (THA) 13.93, Bronze - Vũ Thị Mến (VIE) 13.93 (SB).
Defending champion and World no. 1, Gong Lijao was a class apart as she was 2 meters off the Silver medalist to win the Gold. China had been dominating the Gold medal in Shotput for a record 10 consecutive times.
Gold - Gong Lijiao (CHN) 19.66, Silver - Gao Yang (CHN) 17.64, Bronze - Noora Jasim (BRN) 17.11.
Women's Discus Throw
The World no. 4 Chen Yang had serious competition from World no. 8 Feng Bin but still managed to take Gold with her last throw measuring 65.12. Feng's best was her last attempt of 64.25. Defending champion Seema Antil had to settle for the Bronze with 62.26 in her third attempt.
Gold - Chen Yang (CHN) 65.12, Silver - Feng Bin (CHN) 64.25, Bronze - Seema Antil (IND) 62.26. 5th Place - Sandeep Kumari (IND) 54.61.
Women's Hammer Throw
The World No. 5 Luo Na of China was the clear favourite as she took the Gold with a throw of 71.42 in her 4th attempt.
Gold - Luo Na (CHN) 71.42, Silver - Wang Zheng (CHN) 70.86, Bronze - Hitomi Katsuyama (JPN) 62.95. 5th Place - Sarita Romit Singh (IND) 62.03.
Women's Javelin Throw
World No. 3 Lü Huihui was pushed to the Silver medal by her compatriot and World no. 5 Liu Shiying who took the Gold with a Games record effort in her very first attempt.
Gold - Liu Shiying (CHN) 66.09 (GR) (Previous - Zhang Li (CHN) 65.47m Incheon, 2014), Silver - Lü Huihui (CHN) 63.16, Bronze - Kim Kyung-Ae (KOR) 56.74. 6th Place - Annu Rani (IND) 53.93.
Swapna Barman the Golden girl from India, this gutsy 21yr old battled pain and had to tape her face and made personal-best efforts to claim the Gold. She started off the 100m Hurdles with a time of 13.98 which gave her 981 points to put her in 5th spot. The second was her pet event the High Jump and she scored 1003 points with a jump of 1.82m to reclaim the top position. In Shotput, her effort of 12.69m fetched her 707 points and continued to be on top of the leaderboard. She finished day 1, clocking 26.08 in the 200m which gave her 790 points to end day 1 in the second place. Day 2, started off with the Long Jump where her effort of 6.05, got her 865 points to be placed 2nd. In Javelin she threw her personal best effort of 50.63 which gave 872 points which took her to the top. She needed to be within 4 secs of the Chinese athlete in the last event the 800m. She just did that to finish in 2:21.13 to garner 808 points for an overall total of 6026 points to take the Gold.Gold - Swapna Barman (IND) 6026 (PB), Silver - Wang Qingling (CHN) 5954, Bronze - Yuki Yamasaki (JPN) 5873 (PB). 4th Place - Purnima Hembram (IND) 5837.
Rose Chelimo of Bahrain leads from start to finish to win the Marathon Gold.
Gold - Rose Chelimo (BRN) 2:34:51, Silver - Keiko Nogami (JPN) 2:36:27, Bronze - Kim Hye-Song (PRK) 2:37:20.
Women's 20 Km Walk
China was looking to win the Gold for the 5th consecutive time in the 20km walk. The world no. 2 Qieyang Shenjie was pushed to a Silver by her compatriot and World no. 7 Yang Jiayu who took the Gold as both athletes smashed the Games record. India's Khushbir Kaur, who was the Silver medalist at Incheon finished a creditable 4th while Soumya was disqualified for loss of contact in the 14th km when she was ranked 7th.
Gold - Yang Jiayu (CHN) 1:29:15 (GR) (Previous - Liu Hong (CHN) 1:30:06 Guangzhou, 2010), Silver - Qieyang Shenjie (CHN) 1:29:15 (=GR), Bronze - Kumiko Okada (JPN) 1:34:02. 4th Place - Kushbir Kaur (IND) 1:35:24, Disqualified - Soumya Baby (IND) - IAAF 230.7c.Published 01 Sep 2018, 19:18 IST