Thursday, November 25, 2010

Asian Games: Kundapur girl Ashwini Chidananda Akkunje Shetty bags gold in 400 mts hurdles

Ashwini Chidananda Akkunje Shetty won a surprise gold in the women's 400 metres hurdles while her compatriot Juana Murmu missed the bronze by a whisker at the Asian Games here on Thursday.

With a personal best timing of 56.15 seconds, Ashwini clinched the third gold medal for India from the track and field event of the Asian Games at the Aoti Main Stadium.

The silver went to China's Wang Xing with a timing of 56.76 secs and Japan's Satomi Kubokokura got the bronze with a timing of 56.83 secs.

Jauna was fourth in 56.88 secs.

Ashwini had won Gold for India in the 4x400 mts womens' relay in the recently held Commonwealth Games at Delhi. She was also conferred with the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award this year.

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