Indian athletes win 7 medals at Asian Cships


Indian athletes added two more medals – a silver and a bronze – on the final day of the 7th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar to finish the tournament with seven medals. The haul includes one gold, three silver and three bronze medals. Prem Kumar won the silver medal in men’s long jump event. He leaped to the distance of 7.92m in his fifth attempt to finish second on the podium. He was just 7cm short of his Chinese rival Zhang Yaoguang who won the Gold with a distance of 7.99m.The reigning champion Om Prakash Kharana could not repeat her last edition performance and had to settle down for Bronze. He finished third as he heaved the metal ball to 18.77m in his fifth attempt. He missed the four change, he fouled.