India's Sudha Singh won silver clocking 9:40.03 in Women's 3,000m Steeplechase event. While Dharun Ayyasamy clinched a silver in men's 400m hurdles in national record time as athletics continued to swell India's medal tally in the Asian Games here today.
Ayyasamy clocked 48.96 seconds to shatter his own national record and finish behind Qatar's Abderrahman Samba who won the gold with a Games record time of 47.66.
Hurdles couldn't stop Ayyasamy Dharun!#TOPSAthlete @AyyasamyDharun stuns everyone with his incredible performance in the 400m Hurdles at #ASIANGAMES2018. He clinched a 🥈overcoming all hurdles & setting a national record with his timing of 48.96 seconds! Take a bow young man. pic.twitter.com/jtrGz4IftD— Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 27, 2018
His earlier national record was 49.45 which he had come up with during the Federation Cup in March.
Another Silver in Athletics for 🇮🇳#SudhaSingh keeps the tri colour flying high in Women's 3000 Steeple Chase! With an outstanding timing of 9:40.03 she clinched a 🥈. This is our 2nd consecutive Silver in Athletics today ✌🏻🎉 #KheloIndia #AsianGames2018 #IndiaAtAsianGames pic.twitter.com/KOqALcx058— Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 27, 2018
The 21-year-old from Tamil Nadu was fourth till the 300m mark but passed two competitors in the last 100m stretch to cross the finishing line in 48.96, his personal best mark.
It is India's first medal in the event since Joseph Abraham won a gold in 2010.