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Indians win 4 gold, Suriya runs solo

Press Trust of India  |  Jakarta 

Indians clinched gold in all the four events contested on the third day of athletics test event even as Suriya Longanathan made a 'solo run' in women's 5000m race here today.

Suriya ran a bizzare race as she was the only one to turn up in the women's 5000m race at the

Despite nobody there to push or pace her, the 28-year-old Indian recorded a career best time of 15 minutes and 39.18 seconds, shaving nearly seven seconds of her previous best of 15:46.92. Her effort will, however, not enter in record books.

In the men's 5000m race, Govindan Laxmanan, competing in his first event of the season, easily clinched gold by clocking 13 minutes and 56.30 seconds to finish ahead of of who was nearly a half minute behind with a time of 14:19:10.

N V Sheena then claimed a gold medal in the women's while Hima Das did the same in the women's 200m race.

The 18-year-old Das clocked a career-best 23.59 seconds to finish ahead of of who was nearly a second behind with 24.86.

Sheena cleared 13.33m in her second jump to clinch the gold. Sri Lanka's VidushaHeenatimullage came close with her final attempt of 13.28m but no other jumper crossed the 13m mark.

The 26-year-old Sheena had won a silver medal in at the Asian Indoor Championships in last month.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 21:10 IST
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