GUANGZHOU, Nov 21: India won their fourth gold medal at the Asian Games when Preeja Sreedharan won the women’s 10,000m on Sunday.
The 28-year-old, who was fifth in the last Asiad in Doha in 2006, finished in 31min 50.28sec, ahead of team-mate Kavita Raut who claimed silver with 31:51.44
Bahrain’s Ethiopian-born Shitaya Habtegebrel took bronze in 31:53.27.
Sudha wins gold in 3000m steeplechase
In a sparkling show, Sudha Singh fetched India’s second gold medal in track and field events and fifth overall by winning the 3000m Steeplechase event with her personal-best timing here today.
Sudha made up for her poor outing at last month’s Commonwealth Games, clocking 9:55.67s to take the honours at the Aoti Main Stadium today.Sudha’s previous personal best timing was 9:57.63s which she recorded in the Delhi Commonwealth Games.
Yuan Jin of China won the silver with a timing of 9:55.71s while Japan’s Minori Hayakari bagged the bronze (10:01.25s).
Ronjan Sodhi wins Gold in men’s double trap
Ronjan Sodhi of India won the individual gold medal in the men’s Double Trap event of the Asian Games shooting on Sunday, while hosts China took the team title.
Sodhi shot a combined score of 186 to win the gold four points ahead of Dalmook Al-Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates at the Guangzhou Shotgun Centre.
Hamad Al-Maari of Qatar claimed the bronze medal after a shoot-off with two other competitors.
India’s team of Sodhi, Noria Asher and Vikram Bhatnagar took the bronze with 403 points.
China lead the field with 19 of the 40 shooting titles decided so far in the 44-event competition.
South Korea are second with 13 golds, followed by North Korea (three), Kuwait (two), and Kazakhstan, Japan and India with one each.