In a sparkling show, Sudha Singh fetched India’s second gold medal in track and field events and fifth overall by winning the 3000m Steeplechase event with her personal-best timing here on Sunday.
Sudha made up for her poor outing at last month’s Commonwealth Games, clocking 9:55.67s to take the honours at the Aoti Main Stadium on Sunday.
Sudha’s previous personal best timing was 9:57.63s which she recorded in the Delhi Commonwealth Games.
Yuan Jin of China won the silver with a timing of 9:55.71s while Japan’s Minori Hayakari bagged the bronze (10:01.25s).
The other Indian in the fray, Jaisha Orchatteri Puthiya Veetil finished a disappointing fifth in the six-competitor event with a timing of 10:18.97s.
Earlier in the day, India clinched both gold and silver in the women’s 10,000m.
Top long-distance runner Preeja Sreedharan clinched the gold medal with a personal best of 31:50:47s while Kavita Raut, who won the bronze in the same event at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, walked away with the silver also with a personal best timing of 31:51.44s.