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PIX: India women's 4x400m relay team win gold; men bag silver

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Last updated on: August 30, 2018 21:23 IST
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IMAGE: The Indian women's relay team comprising of Hima Das, M R Poovamma, Saritaben Gayakwad and Vismaya Velluva Koroth celebrate winning the gold medal. Photograph: PTI

India's 4x400 metres women's relay team clinched its fifth consecutive gold medal at the Asian Games to maintain remarkable domination in the event in the continental showpiece, in Jakarta, on Thursday.

 

The quartet of Hima Das, M R Poovamma, Saritaben Gayakwad and Vismaya Velluva Koroth clocked 3: 28.72 seconds to claim gold.

IMAGE: Saritaben Gayakwad passes the baton to Vismaya Velluva Koroth as India stretch their lead. Photograph: PTI

Bahrain (3:30.61s) and Vietnam (3:33.23s) took silver and bronze respectively.

India have won gold in the event since the 2002 Asian Games.

IMAGE: Kunhu Muhammed, Dharunn Ayyasamy, Mohammad Anas and Arokia Rajiv celebrate winning the silver medal. Photograph: PTI

The Indian men's 4x400m relay team also finished among the medals, winning silver in the final event of the athletics competition.

The quartet of Kunhu Muhammed, Dharunn Ayyasamy, Mohammad Anas and Arokia Rajiv clocked 3:01.85 seconds to finish behind Qatar, who won gold in an Asian record time of 3:00.56s.

Japan took the bronze in 3:01.94s.

India had finished fourth in the event at the 2014 Asian Games.

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