Neena Silver in long jump :Sudha Singh clinched a silver in steeplechase

Indian long distance runner Sudha Singh clinched a silver in women’s 3000m steeplechase event.

Neena Varakil

Sudha clocked 9 minute 40.03 seconds to win her second Asian Games medal.

Winfred Yavi of Bahrain took the gold in 9:36.52 while Thi Oanh Nguyen of Vietnam bagged the bronze in 9:43.83.

The 32-year-old Sudha had won a gold medal when women’s 3000m steeplechase was introduced in the Asian Games in 2010.

Neena Varakil gave India another silver medal from the athletics arena after she came second in the women’s long jump event.

Varakil’s best jump of 6.51m came in the fourth attempt, which was enough to fetch her the silver.

Thi Thu Thao Bui of Vietnam won the gold with a season’s best jump of 6.55, which she managed in her first attempt. The bronze was bagged by Xiaoling Xu of China with an effort of 6.50.

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