Prime News, International Games and National, Asian Games, Jakarta (Indonesia), August 30:- India’s Arpinder Singh bagged the gold in men’s triple jump after 48 years while Swapna Burman became the first women to win a heptathalon gold medal.
Arpinder Singh on Wednesday clinched a gold medal in Men’s Triple Jump event of the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games.
The 25-year-old finished on top of the podium with a brilliant mark of 16.77m in the final round of the event.
While Ruslan Kurbavov of Uzbekistan settled for the silver medal with a mark of 16.62m, Chinese athlete Shuo Cao finished third with a jump of 16.56m.
Athlete Swapna Barman also struck a gold medal in women’s Heptathlon athletics event at the 18th edition of the Asian Games.
The 21-year-old accumulated a total of 6,026 points to finish on top of the podium in the final of the event.
While Chinese athlete Qingling Wang won a silver medal with a point tally of 5954, Yuki Yamasaki of Japan settled for bronze with a score of 5873 points.
Dutee Chand on Wednesday joined her illustrious compatriots such as P T Usha in the list of athletes who have won more than one medal at the Asian Games as she added a silver to her kitty after finishing second earlier in the women’s 100m dash here.
She crossed the finishing line in 23.20 seconds, behind Bahrain’s Edidiong Odiong who clinched the gold in 22.96. The bronze went to China’s Wei Yongli (23.27).
Meanwhile, Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra settled for a bronze medal in the Table Tennis Mixed Doubles event after going down in the semi-finals at 18th edition of the Asian Games.
Sharath and Manika went down against Chinese pair of Ji Song An and Hyo Sim Cha 11-9, 11-5, 13-11, 11-4, 11-8 in a thrilling last-four clash to settle for the bronze.
India’s total medal tally at the prestigious tournament now stands at 54 – 11 gold, 20 silver, and 23 bronze. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)