India produced a stellar performance at the 16th Asian Cross Country Championships, winning three gold and a bronze medal here on Tuesday. The team of Srushti Shridhar Redekar, Beby, Priyanka C and Bhumeshwory Devi Huidrom won the gold medal in the 6 km race in the girls’ under-18 category.
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India clinched gold in Under-20 boys 8km, Under-18 girls 6km, and senior women’s 10 km team events while the men’s 10k team won a bronze medal.
Meanwhile, the U-20 boys’ 8 km team comprising Shivaji Parashuram Madappagoudra clocked 27:39 to secure the silver medal. While Subhasis Ghosh, Vijay Sanjay Savaratkar and Divyanshu Kumar clinched gold medals.
Moreover, the women’s 10km team consisting of Sonika, Chhavi Yadav, Munni Devi and Sanjivani Baburao Jadhav won India’s third gold medal of the Asian Cross Country Championships. The bronze medal winning men’s 10km team consisted of Hemraj Gurjar, Anand Singh, Nitesh Kumar Rathva and Balram.
In the women’s 10km, Sonika gave a tough fight to silver medallist Rajpura pacha of Nepal to settle for a bronze with a timing of 41:32. She lost out on silver by just one second. Beby also performed well and won the bronze medal with a timing of 24:42. In the Under 20 boys 8km event, Shivaji Parashuram Madappagoudra clocked 27:39 to secure the silver medal.
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While in the women’s 10km, Sonika gave a tough fight to silver medallist Rajpura Pacha of Nepal to settle for a bronze with a timing of 41:32. She lost out on silver by just one second.