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Asian Games Athletics: Mixed relay team's bronze upgraded to silver

The Indian mixed relay team smashed the national record in 4x400m to win a silver medal after Sri Lanka was disqualified for lane infringement.

Indian mixed relay team

Indian mixed relay team


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 2 Oct 2023 5:56 PM GMT

The Indian mixed relay team smashed the national record in the 4x400m relay event to win the bronze medal, which was upgraded to silver later as the Sri Lankan quartet was disqualified at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou on Tuesday.

The Indian quartet of Muhammed Ajmal, Vithya Ramraj, Rajesh Ramesh, and Subha Venkatesan clocked 3:14.34 seconds which was better than the previous national record of 3:14.70 achieved by Rajesh Ramesh, Amoj Jacob, Aishwarya Mishra and Subha Venkatesan at the Asian Athletics Championships.

India's bronze was upgraded to silver as the Sri Lankan team was disqualified due to the 'lane infringement'.

Ajmal was the fastest among the Indians as he ran the first leg in 43.14s, Rajesh Ramesh clocked 45.77s, Subha Venkatesh clocked 51.24s, and Vithya Ramraj clocked 54.19s.

In athletics, India won a total of four medals on Day 9 as Parul Chaudhary and Priti Lamba recorded a double podium finish in the women's 3000m steeplechase with silver and bronze.

Ancy Sojan won silver in the women's long jump with a personal best effort of 6.63m while Shaili Singh made a disappointing sixth-place finish.

India has won 60 medals at the ongoing Asian Games, including 13 gold, 24 silver, and 23 bronze.

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