Sports News | Indian Men Win Gold and Women Silver at IAU 24H Asia & Oceania Championships
Bangalore, Jul 3 (PTI) India’s ultra runners stole the show at the IAU 24H Asia & Oceania Championships, winning the men’s individual and team titles at Kanteerava Stadium here.
Led by the formidable Amar Singh Devanda, the Indian men’s team covered a combined total of 739.959km over the scheduled 24 hours, starting at 8am on Saturday, to comfortably clinch the gold medal.
Read also | India vs England, FIH Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022 Live Online: Know TV Channel and Broadcast details for IND vs ENG match.
Amar Singh completed a personal best of 258.418 km, more than 18 kilometers more than his previous record.
He was followed at home by Saurav Kumar Ranjan (242.564) and Geeno Antony (238.977) to make it a clean sweep for India in the individual championships.
Read also | Formula 1: Confidence is high; I can keep the lead, says Carlos Sainz after taking the first pole position at the British GP.
Australia (628.405) and Chinese Taipei (563.591) took second and third place.
On Sunday, the Indian women’s team put in a solid performance to secure the second position. Together they ran an impressive 570.70km, threatening eventual winners throughout the day.
Australia, however, clinched the top spot with 607.63km. Chinese Taipei took third with 529.082.
Kuan Ju Lin of Taipei (216.877km) took first place in the women’s individual, while Australia’s Cassie Cohen (214.990) and Allicia Heron (211.442) took the other two podium spots.
(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from syndicated newsfeed, LatestLY staff may not have edited or edited the body of the content)