Asian Indoor Games: Purnima wins gold

India also got two silvers, through Sanjivani Jadhav in women’s 3000m (9:26.34s) and Tejinder Singh Toor in men’s shot put (19.26m), and a bronze through Kerala’s V. Neena in women’s long jump (6.04m).

Purnima Hembram won the women's pentathlon gold at the Asian Indoor Games in Ashgabat.

India won its first athletics gold, through Purnima Hembram in women’s pentathlon (4062 points), in the fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games at Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on Monday.

India also got two silvers, through Sanjivani Jadhav in women’s 3000m (9:26.34s) and Tejinder Singh Toor in men’s shot put (19.26m), and a bronze through Kerala’s V. Neena in women’s long jump (6.04m).

Vijay Sundar Prashant got past Heera Ashiq of Pakistan 6-1, 6-4 in the first round of men’s tennis.

Second seed Sumit Nagal also cruised into the pre-quarterfinals as he outplayed Leniker Thomas of Vanuatu for the loss of one game.

                                                                            Tennis results
 

Men (first round): Vijay Sundar Prashant beat Heera Ashiq (Pak) 6-1, 6-4; Sumit Nagal beat Leniker Thomas (Van) 6-0, 6-1.