Asian Athletics Championships Day 4: Mixed relay team wins gold, Sarvesh Kushare wins High Jump silver — Highlights
India are in third spot on the 2023 AAC medal tally with 6 gold medals, tied with 2nd-placed China.
Asian Athletics Championships, Day 4: On the fourth and penultimate day in Bangkok, Thailand, India's only gold medal of the day came from the 4x400m mixed relay team of Rajesh Ramesh, Amoj Jacob, Aishwarya Mishra and Subha V. With 6 gold medals, India have overtaken China to be at second spot on the 2023 AAC medal tally as of now.
Medals won on Day 4:
- 4x400m mixed relay team - Gold
- Sarvesh Kushare - Silver in high jump
- Swapna Barman - Silver in Heptathlon
- Santosh Kumar Tamilarasan - 400m hurdles bronze
As it happened:
- 15 July 2023 12:07 PM GMT
End of Day 4. India won 1 gold medal, 3 silver medals and 1 bronze medal today. This takes India's total gold medal count to 6. For a few minutes, India overtook China to become 2nd in the medal tally at the 2023 AAC, but China have reclaimed the second spot with their 6th gold in the last event of the day - discus throw.
Two of the biggest events for the day - India's relay team winning gold with a new NR and Sreeshankar qualifying for the Olympics with a massive 8.37m jump.
- 15 July 2023 11:36 AM GMT
We have the first gold of the day! The 6th gold of the 2023 Asian Athletics Championships for India! It's the mixed team in the 400m relay race who do it for India! Subha, the latest entrant into the team, looked to have dropped down to 2nd in the last leg, but she pulled off a miraculous recovery.
- 15 July 2023 11:05 AM GMT
8.37m from Sreeshankar on his last attempt! Massive from the Indian to end his final and he lets out a massive scream to celebrate. He still has to settle for silver, but what an immense effort when he needed it. A best jump of the international season for Sree.
- 15 July 2023 10:53 AM GMT
Jyothi Yarraji continues her blistering run of form by topping her 200m semifinal with a time of 23.29s, the fastest time across both the semifinals. Another gold incoming tomorrow from her then?
For now, all eyes return to Sreeshankar.
- 15 July 2023 10:51 AM GMT
Lin Yu Tang of Taipei came up with a massive 8.40m jump in his 4th attempt, suddenly creating a gulf with the rest of the field.
Sreeshankar also raises the bar (figuratively). He jumps 8.13 in his 5th attempt. His best jump of the day. Still far away from the Taipei jumper's mark though. Will it be a silver then? One last jump remaining for all the athletes.
- 15 July 2023 10:45 AM GMT
It looked like he had cleared it! But a trailing leg just managed to knock the bar off. 2.28m is the mark Anil Sarvesh Kushare cannot cross. Which means that he does not remain in contention for the gold.
A well-earned silver medal with a jump of 2.26m, but it could have gone on if only a millimetre had appeared out of somewhere between Sarvesh's foot and the bar.
- 15 July 2023 10:38 AM GMT
Anil Sarvesh Kushare has one last attempt left to clear 2.28m. Only three jumpers are left at this stage. The Korean jumper has managed to clear all heights without a single foul jump so far. As such, Sarvesh has dropped down to silver medal spot. Can he keep the battle going by clearing 2.28?