Inderjeet Singh and Jinson Johnson bagged their third gold at the Asian Athletics Grand Prix on Monday, as the Indian team finished off with eight medals in its kitty. Sports Rediscovered brings a short report on the third leg of the tournament.
Inderjeet Singh: Shot-putting to Glory
Everything is coming up roses for Inderjeet Singh. The shot putter has been on a golden streak this season, with a string of 20-meter throws. With this gold, he bagged a hat-trick in the tournament. Singh had earlier finished numero uno in the first (19.83 meters) and second (19.85 meters) leg of the tournament.
Singh was joined by the new kid on the block, Jinson Johnson, who took his third gold in the 800 meters event. Stopping the clocks at 1:50.56, Johnson led all through the race. He had earlier in Bangkok come up with a personal best of 1:48.52 to take gold, and put in another gold winning performance in Pathumthani (1:49.85).
24 year-old Devinder Singh also clinched gold in javelin throw, with an effort of 76.61 meters.
Other results: Asian Athletics Grand Prix
Ankit Sharma took his third silver in long jump, scaling 7.87 meters. Sharma had come up with jumps of 7.78 meters in the first leg and 7.80 meters in the second leg. Gayathri Govindaraj took silver in 100 meters hurdles (13.76 seconds), while the women’s 4 x 100 meters relay team took bronze (45.42 seconds).
Arokia Rajiv (46.07 seconds), bagged the silver medal in the men’s 400 meters event and his female counterpart, MR Poovamma (52.60 seconds) also finished second.