Asian Games 2018: Sudha wins silver in women’s 3000m steeplechase

Sudha clocked 9 minute 40.03 seconds to win her second Asian Games medal.

Sudha had won a gold medal when women’s 3000m steeplechase was introduced at the Asian Games in 2010.   -  AFP

Veteran Indian long distance runner Sudha Singh, on Monday, clinched a silver in women’s 3000m steeplechase at the Asian Games in Jakarta.

Sudha clocked 9 minute 40.03 seconds to win her second Asiad medal.

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Winfred Yavi of Bahrain took the gold in 9:36.52 while Thi Oanh Nguyen of Vietnam bagged the bronze in 9:43.83.

The 32-year-old Sudha had won a gold medal when women’s 3000m steeplechase was introduced at the Asian Games in 2010.

Sudha has a personal best of 9:26.55 while her season’s best is 9:39.59, which she came up with during the National inter-State Championships in June.