India’s medal tally swelled up as the Indian athletes continue to shine in the Track and Field events. Dharun Ayyasamy won silver medal in Men’s 400m Hurdles. Ayyasamy broke the 10-year old 400m Hurdles national record with a time of 48.96 seconds which was previously held by Joseph Abraham.
32-year-old Sudha Singh bagged a silver in the 3000 metres Steeplechase. She had previously won a gold in 2010 at Guangzhou. After winning her medal Singh said, “I have proven myself those who kept saying that I had passed my age to win a medal. I am happy that I won the medal. I want to thank my coach.”
Neena Varakil also secured silver medal in Women’s long jump final. She started with a leap of 6.41m and then improved to 6.50m which ensured her spot in the second position.