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Maheswary, Johny add to India's medal tally at Asian Indoor Athletics

February 21, 2016 17:49 IST

Triple jumper Renjith Maheswary won a silver to swell India's medal tally to five on the third day of the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in Doha on Sunday.

Renjith MaheswaryMaheswary had a modest jump of 16.16m to finish second behind Kazakhstan's Roman Valiyev (16.69m).

Qatar’s Rashid Ahmed Al Mannai won the bronze with an effort of 15.97m.

In the 60m hurdles, India's Gayathry Govindharaj qualified for Monday’s final with her personal best to 8.38 secs.

Earlier on Saturday, Mayookha Johny had won her second medal -- a silver in women's triple jump -- to add to her gold in long jump on the opening day.

In an unfortunate incident, India's multi-event specialist Swapna Barman, who finished second in Pentathlon, was disqualified following a protest lodged by the Iranian team.

The Jury of Appeals upheld the protest citing lane infringement by the Indian athlete in the 800m -- the fifth and last event of the Pentathlon.

Dutee, meanwhile, had won a bronze in women's 60m dash with a time of 7.37 secs in the final. She had set a national record while winning her heats in 7.28 secs. Sugandha Kumari had also won a bronze in women's 1500m with a time of 4:29.06.

Image: Renjith Maheswary

Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

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