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Long jumper Prem Kumar won silver in Asian Indoor Athletics Championships

Prem Kumar cleared a creditable 7.92m in his final attempt to win the silver, while Gold was fetched by Zhang Yaoguang of China.

Feb 23, 2016 08:34 IST
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India's Kumaravel Prem Kumar on 22 February 2016 bagged silver in long jump at the 7th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Prem Kumar cleared a creditable 7.92m in his final attempt to win the silver.

Zhang Yaoguang of China won the gold with a best effort of 7.99m. Another Indian, Ankit Sharma could manage only 7.66m with four fouls which marred his chance to win a medal.

Om Prakash Singh Karhana added a bronze in shot put by clearing a distance of 18.77m. With this, the Indians signed off their campaign in Doha with 1 Gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals.

In the overall rankings, Indian Women’s team finished at the sixth place while men’s team could succeed in securing the eighth spot. The only gold medal for India was won by Mayookha Johny who topped the podium in long jump.

Meanwhile, Ranchi will host 2017 Asian Athletics (Outdoor) Championships.

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