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Asian Games 2018: Hima Das leads India to gold in women's 4x400m relay, men bag silver

The Indians clocked a time of 3:28.72 beating the silver medallists Bahrain by a margin of 2 seconds.

Reported by: Agencies, New Delhi [ Updated: August 30, 2018 19:48 IST ]
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The Indian women's 4x400m relay team after winning the gold medal.

Gold rush for India continues on Day 12 of the Asian Games with the women's relay team comprising Hima Das, MR Poovamma, Saritaben Gayakwad and Vismaya Koroth adding the 13th gold to the tally with a superlative display of teamwork.

India's 4x400m women's relay team today clinched its fifth consecutive gold medal in the Asian Games here to maintain a remarkable domination in this event in the continental showpiece.

The Indian women's quartet of Hima Das, M R Poovamma, Saritaben Gayakwad and Vismaya Velluva Koroth ran 3 minute and 28.72 seconds to claim the gold.

Bahrain (3:30.61) and Vietnam (3:33.23) took the silver and bronze respectively.

India has been winning the gold in this event since 2002 Asian Games.

India's 4x400m men's relay team won a silver in the final event of athletics in the Asian Games here today.

The Indian quartet of Kunhu Muhammed, Dharunn Ayyasamy, Mohd. Anas and Arokia Rajiv clocked 3:01.85 to finish behind Qatar who won gold in an Asian record time of 3:00.56.

Japan took the bronze in 3:01.94.

India had finished fourth in this event in the 2014 Asian Games.

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