Indian mixed relay team’s 2018 Asian Games silver upgraded to gold after Bahrain’s Kemi Adekoya fails dope test
Bahrain, which had topped the 4x400 mixed relay final, was disqualified after Kemi Adekoya was handed a four-year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for failing a dope test.
India's mixed relay silver medal at Asian Games 2018 set to be upgraded to gold as Bahrain's Kemi Adekoya fails dope test
The ban on Adekoya, who was part of the gold winning team, means India's silver is set to be upgraded.
Asian Games 2018: Hima Das, Muhammed Anas claim silver in 400m event to cap historic day in athletics
Hima Das shattered the 400m national record for a second time in two days for a silver while Muhammed Anas grabbed the second place in the same event for men on another good day for India's track and field athletes
Lakshmanan, representing Tamil Nadu in the National Inter-State Athletics Championships, won the men's 5000m event, clocking 14:07.76.
A year ago, Anu Raghavan had thoughts about quitting athletics. But she hung on, turned her focus to the 400m hurdles and a year later; here she is, bagging silver at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships. Time is a healer, they say.
Asian Athletics Championships: India end Day 3 on top of medal tally with 7 golds, 4 silver and 9 bronze
India's Sudha Singh winning a gold in the women's 3000m steeplechase event was the highlight of the day which saw Indian athletes win four other medals to stay on top of the medal tally on the third and penultimate day of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships on Saturday.
Asian Athletics Championship Day 3 wrap: Sudha Singh's gold, four other medals maintain India's top spot
Along with Sudha Singh's gold in steeplechase, Anu Raghavan's silver in women's 400m hurdles, while woman triple jumper NV Sheena, men's 400m hurdler Jabir MP and the women's 4x100m relay team grabbed a bronze.