Machettira Raju Poovamma and Liksy Joseph win silver medals in Asian Athletics Championship

India’s Machettira Raju Poovamma and Liksy Joseph have won silver medal each in 21st Asian Athletics Championships held in Wuhan, China.

Quarter-miler Poovamma won silver medal in women’s 400m finals event by clocking 53.07 secs. China’s Yang Huizhen (52.37 sec) won the gold medal and Anastasiya Kudinova (53.41 sec) of Kazakhstan won bronze medal in this event.

While heptathlete Joseph won the silver medal in the 800m race with a time of 2:13.44.

Her teammate and former Asian junior champion Purnima Hembram won bronze medal in this event. Earlier, G. Lakshmanan had won bronze medal in Men’s 5,000 metre race.

With this India’s medal tally in 21st Asian Athletics Championships is now is 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze. On the opening day of the Championships, Inderjeet Singh had won gold in Shot put event.

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