Sanjivani Jadhav, Lili Das finished 12th in respective events in Portland Track Festival.
India’s Sanjivani Jadhav clocked 15:45.13 to finish 12th in the women’s 5000m event at Portland Track Festival in the USA on Monday.
Taylor Werner of America secured gold with the timing of 15:03:13.
In the 1500m event, Lili Das clocked 4:14.16 secs to finish on 12th at the same venue. USA’s Katie Camarena finished first with 4:08.73.
Earlier, Sanjivani finished second to bag a silver medal in the 1500m event on Sunday. In the same event, the 2017 Asian Championship bronze medallist went sub-33 for the first time.
Ajay Kumar Saroj finishes fourth in men’s 1500m event
India’s Ajay Kumar Saroj clocked 3:39.19 to finish fourth in the men’s 1500m event at the Portland Track Festival in USA on Monday.
United States’ Matt Wisner secured first position after clocking 3:38.82.
India’s Jinson Johnson and Rahul finished 10th and 15th respectively in the same event.
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Kumar Surendra Singh pistol c’ship: Sarnobat beats Esha for 25m pistol gold
Rahi Sarnobat was back at her fluent best as she won the 25-metre sports pistol gold with a 36-31 victory over Esha Singh in the 21st Kumar Surendra Singh memorial pistol championship at the Madhya Pradesh Academy in Bhopal on Monday.
Rahi qualified on top with 582 and was unstoppable in the final, as she finished on top of the podium ahead of Esha Singh and World Cup gold medallist Chinki Yadav.
Three-time World Cup individual gold medallist, Asian Games champion, the 32-year-old Rahi had been battling health issues for quite some time before making a successful return to shooting competition.
The junior gold was bagged by Vibhuti Bhatia with a 35-32 victory over Tejaswani.
Warm send-off planned for Special Olympics contingent
An unprecedented send-off awaits the Berlin-bound Indian contingent for the Special Olympics World Summer Games.
Before the team leaves for the Games, slated from June 17 to 25, a grand send-off ceremony will be held on June 8 at the Nehru Stadium here.
Indian Olympic Association President P. T. Usha, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, former cricketer Yuvraj Singh and singer Sonu Nigam will be part of a large gathering to wish the contingent. Union Minister of Women & Child Development and Minority Affairs Smriti Irani will be the Chief Guest.
A Torch Run, planned within the periphery of the stadium, will witness Usha handing over the torch to Mr. Thakur.
The three-hour function will be a first of its kind for the Indian contingent, which includes 198 athletes and 57 coaches from 16 disciplines.
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