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Indian athletes victorious in Hanoi Asian Grand Prix

Hanoi, Jul 1 : Anju George equalled her best performance of the season as Indian athletes won six gold medals on the concluding day of the Asian Grand prix here.

Anju jumped to a distance of 6.55 metre to claim the top spot in the women's long jump on Monday, June 30. The men's and women's 4x400m relay teams won their respective events clocking 3:07.09s and 3:33.08s respectively. However, the latest timing by the Indian men's team does give them a chance to qualify for the Olympics. Satyendra Singh claimed his second gold medal on the circuit with 17.84m in the shot put.

The results: Men: 1500m: 1 Naresh Yadav IND 3:53.98s, 2 Sandeep Karan Singh IND 3:53.99s, 3 Nguyen Dinh Cuong Vie 3:56.68s; 3000m: 1 Kashinath Aswale IND 8,16.22, 2 Ajay Kumar Patel IND 8,16.56, 3 Amirov Ajmal Tak 8,33.47s; Triple Jump: 1 Singh Amarjit IND 16.63(+1.72), 2 Gu Junjie Chn 16.60(+2.98), 3 Ektov Yegenily Kaz 16.38(+1.84); Shot Put: 1 Singh Satyender IND 17.84, 2 Polyemg Chatchawal Tha 17.42, 3 Kamulyagrigriy Uzb 17.32m; Javelin Throw: 1 Qin Qiang Chn 69.46, 2 Kashinath Naik IND 68.65, 3 Imran Muhammad Pak 67.89; 4x100m: 1 Thailand 39.37s, 2 China 39.58s, 3 INDIA 39.88s; 4x400m: 1 INDIA 3:07.09s, 2 Srilanka 3:07.46s, 3 Bot 3:08.03s Women: 1500m: 1 Truong Thanh Hang Vie 4,18.75, 2 Lukasheva Svetlana Kaz 4,21.16, 3 OP Jaisha IND 4,23.32; Long Jump: 1 Bobby George Anju IND 6.55 (+1.01), 2 Torres Marestella Phi 6.38(+5.00), 3 Zhang Lan Chn 6.36 (+3.32); Discus Throw: 1 Li Yangfeng Chn 59.81m, 2 Kaur Harwant IND 58.50m, 3 Sun Taifeng Chn 58.22m; 4x400m: 1 INDIA 3:33.08s, 2 China 3:34.24s, 3 Srilanka 3:41.59s


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Story first published: Tuesday, July 1, 2008, 13:33 [IST]
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