Asiad 2010: Sudha Singh wins 5th gold for India in Athletics
Guangzhou: 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 on Sunday.
In pic: India’s Sudha Singh pips China’s Yuan Jin to claim the gold in the women’s 3,000 metre steeplechase final at the Aoti Main Stadium on Sunday.
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 on Sunday.
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).
The other Indian in the fray, Jaisha Orchatteri Puthiya Veetil finished a disappointing fifth in the six-competitor event with a timing of 10:18.97s.
Earlier in the day, India clinched both gold and silver in the women’s 10,000m.
Top long-distance runner Preeja Sreedharan clinched the gold medal with a personal best of 31:50:47s while Kavita Raut, who won the bronze in the same event at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, walked away with the silver also with a personal best timing of 31:51.44s.