Welcome to Sportstar's coverage of the Asian Athletics Championships 2019 currently underway in Doha.
What a fantastic way to end the day for India. After Swapna Barman produced a spirited display to win silver in the Heptathlon, the 4x400m mixed relay team followed suit to clinch another silver. And India's third medal of the day came off the last event of the day when Sanjivani Baburao Jadhav ran the race of her life to bag the bronze in the 10,000m final.
11:55 pm: BRONZE FOR INDIA! Sanjivani Baburao Jadhav registers a personal best timing of 32:44.96s to win the bronze medal in the women's 10,000m race. And that's India's third medal of the day.
11:20 pm: The last Indian in action today, Sanjivani Jadhav will have a chance to seal India's third medal of the day as the women's 10,000m event gets underway.
10:50 pm: SILVER! The Indian mixed relay team of Muhammed Anas, MR Poovamma, VK Vismaya and Arokia Rajiv clinch the silver medal in the 4x400m mixed relay. This is India's second medal of the day.
10:30 pm: We're down to the last to events of the day, the 4x400m mixed team relay and the women's 10,000m final. Will India claim its second medal of the day?
10:15 pm: Medal missed by a whisker! The Indian women's 4x100m relay team finishes fourth in the final. It was a tight race and the final baton exchange between K. Ranbga and Dutee Chand took a tad long and despite Dutee's best effort, India had to settle for a fourth place finish.
9:55 pm: Ajay Kumar cruises into the final of the men's 1500m after finishing second in the heats. He clocked a timing of 3:49.20s.
9:35 pm: Here's what Swapna Barman had to say after winning the silver medal: "Not very happy, I am not pleased with my result in Javelin Throw this morning. Preparation was not good, I am injury queen you know (laughs), had a problem in ankle. I really wanted to do better. (sic)"
9:25 pm: Here are the other Indians in action -
- 9:50 pm - 1500m heats - Ajay Kumar
- 10:25 pm - 4x100m relay women's final - Indian team
- 10:55 pm - 4x400m relay mixed final - Indian team
- 11:19 pm - 10,000m women's final - Sanjivani Baburao
9:10 pm: What a run, this. Dutee Chand storms into the semifinal of the women's 200m final by a clocking a season's best timing of 23:33s.
9:05 pm: FIRST MEDAL OF THE DAY! Swapna Barman wins the silver medal in the women's Heptathlon event with a combined score of 5993 points. Uzbekistan's Ekaterina Vornina took the gold with 6198 points, while China's Qingling Wang won bronze with 5289 points. Purnima Hembram finished fifth with 5528 points.
9:00 pm: While we wait for Dutee's heat to begin, we have to note that Jinson's injury is a huge blow for the Indian contingent. He seemed likely secure a podium spot in the men's 800m final yesterday, but the the Asian Games silver medallist withdrew at the last curve after appearing to have pulled a muscle. And has today, effectively, been ruled out of the Championships.
8:50 pm: Dutee Chand is up next in the women's 200m heats. She recorded a season's best of 23.35 earlier this year. Will she break another record today?
8:45 pm: Swapna Barman finishes third in the 800m event of the Heptathlon with a season's best timing of 2:20.56. She is now second on the overall table with 5993 points.
8:40 pm: Bad news for India - Jinson Johnson has been ruled out of the men's 1500m race owing to a calf injury. "His left calf muscle is troubling him at the moment. Doctors have advised not to compete in such situation," said India's deputy chief coach RK Nair.
8:32 pm: Parul Chaudhary finishes fifth in the women's 3000m Steeplechase event with a personal best timing of 10:03.43. Her previous best was 10:07.26.
8:27 pm: With three laps to go, Parul is in the seventh position.
8:15 pm: We're less than five minutes away from the women's Steeplechase final! Can Parul make it two in two? (We hope so!)
8:00 pm: India is currently third on the overall medals tale with 10 medals - 2 golds, 3 silvers and 5 bronze. China (15 medals) and Bahrain (9 medals) are in the first and second spots respectively, with four golds each.
7:50 pm: After six events in the Heptathlon, Swapna Barman is on the second spot with 5173 points and Purnima Hembram is fifth with 4816 points.
7:40 pm: Parul Chaudhary will have a chance to bag her second medal of the Asian Athletics Championships when she takes part in the women's 3000m steeplechase final today. Parul had opened India's medal account by winning the bronze medal in the women's 5000m. Parul had actually improved her personal best by more than 20 seconds to bag the bronze.
7:25 pm: Here is the schedule for the day -
7:00 pm: India took its medal tally to 10 yesterday after Gomathi Marimuthu and Tajinder Singh Toor bagged gold medals in the women's 800m and men's shot put events respectively.
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Among the other medallists were Shivpal Singh, who won the silver medal in javelin throw after posting a personal best throw of 86.2m. Jabir Madari Palliyalil and Sarita Gayakwad were also among the medals and picked up bronze medals in the men's and women's 400m hurdles respectively.
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