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Asian Indoor Athletics: India wrap up with a gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze

February 22, 2016 16:22 IST

Long jumper Prem Kumar wins silver 

Om Prakash Singh Karhana added a bronze in shot put

Prem KumarIndia's Kumaravel Prem Kumar bagged a silver in long jump on the final day of Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in Doha.

Prem Kumar cleared a creditable 7.92m in his final attempt to win the silver. Zhang Yaoguang of China won the gold with a best effort of 7.99m.

Another Indian, Ankit Sharma could manage only 7.66m with four fouls which marred his chance to win a medal.

Om Prakash Singh Karhana added a bronze in shot put by clearing a distance of 18.77m. Four of his attempts turned out to be foul.

With this, the Indians signed off their campaign in Doha with 1 Gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals.

Meanwhile Jharkhand capital Ranchi has been confirmed by the continental body as host city of 2017 Asian Athletics (Outdoor) Championships.

Image: India's Prem Kumar celebrates

Photograph: PTI

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