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Tejinder Pal Singh and Elakiya Dasan win medals at Asian Indoor Athletics

Tejinder Pal Singh and Elakiya Dasan win medals at Asian Indoor Athletics
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Soham Mukherjee

Published: 3 Feb 2018 1:34 AM GMT
Tejinder Pal Singh and Elakiya Dasan ensured that India had something to cheer for on the second day at the Asian Indoor Athletics in Iran. Singh bagged silver in shot put event where he clocked a distance of 19.18 m whereas Samari Ali of Iran who went on to win gold, managed to garner a distance of 19.42m under his belt. Wu Ziqiang of China bagged Bronze with a distance of 18.81m. Elakiya Dasan won bronze in the men's 60m sprint event as he clocked 6.67s, which is also the national record. His timing was bettered by Taftian (6.51s) of Iran and Qatar's Ogunode Tosinjoseph (6.63s). Sameer Mon held the previous national record in this event when he completed the sprint in 6.87s back in 2009. But Dasan narrowly missed the qualification standard of Indoor Worlds (6.63s) which is scheduled from March 1-4 in Birmingham. Image result for elakiya dasan athlete Source: The Hindu On the first day of the event, Sheena Nellckal Varkey was the sole medal winner for India as she won a silver in women's triple jump. She cleared 13.37m, behind Kazakhstan's Lrina Ektova (13.79m) and ahead of Thi Thu Thao Bui (13.22) of Vietnam. Dutee Chand who was supposed to take part in women's 100m did not take part as she had suffered a minor wrist injury while training in Hyderabad while Sanjivani Jadhav (3000m) failed to furnish her details for Visa on time. India are being represented by 13 athletes in the three-day championships.
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