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Asian Games 2018: Sudha Singh wins silver in women’s 3000m steeplechase

India’s Sudha Singh (right) runs in the final of the women’s 3000m steeplechase event at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta on August 27, 2018.   | Photo Credit: AFP

Veteran Indian long distance runner Sudha Singh on Monday clinched the silver in women’s 3000m steeplechase event in the Asian Games in Jakarta.

Sudha clocked 9 minute 40.03 seconds to win her second Asian Games medal.

Winfred Yavi of Bahrain took the gold in 9:36.52, while Thi Oanh Nguyen of Vietnam bagged the bronze in 9:43.83.

The 32-year-old Sudha won a gold medal when women’s 3000m steeplechase was introduced in the Asian Games in 2010.

Sudha has a personal best of 9:26.55, while her season’s best is 9:39.59, which she came up with during the National Inter-State Championships in June.


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