15 March 2018
New Delhi. India’s long distance athlete Sanjivani Jadhav bagged a bronze medal at the 14th Asian Cross Country Championships held on Thursday morning at Guiyang in China.
Sanjivani clocked 28m 19sec in the Senior women’s 8km event to finish third. China’s Li Dan (28.03) won the gold while Abe Yukari (28.06) of Japan settled for the bronze. India’s other athletes in the same category Swati Ghadave (30.18) finished 11th while Jhuma Khatun (32.14) and Lalita Babar (32.53) finished on 14th and 15th position, respectively.
In the team ranking, Indian finished third in senior women’s event and bagged the bronze medal with 28 points finishing behind 1st placed Japan (12pts) and 2nd placed China (14).
12-member team leaves for CWG 2018
On Thursday, 12-more members of Indian athletics team departed for 21st Commonwealth Games to be held in Gold Coast, Australia from 4-15 April 2018.
The Indian team will attend a two-week acclimatization camp at Gold Coast’s Sports Super Center before the Games.
The team that departed on Thursday included- Dharun Ayyasamy, Muhammed Anas, Amoj Jacob, Kunhu Mohammed, Arokiarajiv, Santosh Kumar, Hima Das, Navjeet Kaur Dhillon, Purnima Hembram, MR Poovamma, Sarita Gayakwad and Sonia Baishya.