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Indians add 2 gold and 1 bronze to tally at Asian Indoor Games in Ashgabat

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547   //    19 Sep 2017, 22:01 IST

Govindan Lakshmanan
Govindan Lakshmanan

Ashgabat, Sep 19 (PTI): India's impressive show in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games continued as their athletes added two gold and one bronze medal on the fourth day of the competition here today.

Govindan Lakshmanan and PU Chitra clinched a gold each in men's 5000m and women's 1500m races while Dharmender won the bronze in men's freestyle 70kg belt wrestling as India's medal count swelled to 3 gold, 2 silvers and 2 bronze.

India are now in the ninth spot in the medal tally. Hosts Turkmenistan consolidated their top spot with 39 gold, 27 silver and 18 bronze.

Lakshmanan added an indoor gold to his 5000m outdoor title in the Asian Championships in Bhubaneswar in July as he clocked 8 minutes and 2.30 seconds to run away a winner at the Indoor Athletics Arena.

Chitra, whose omission from India's team for the London World Championships last month had created a furor and led to a court case, clocked 4 minutes 27.77 seconds to win the gold in the women's 1500m race. She had won the outdoor gold in the Asian Championships in Bhubaneswar in 4:17.92.

Dharmender won the bronze in men's freestyle 70kg belt wrestling.

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