Sudha Singh fails to win gold, India slip to 6th in Asian Athletics Championships

Sudha was left behind by a big distance by Chebet from around one kilometer mark and the Indian could not recover her lost ground as the Bahraini maintained her tempo till the end.

updated: July 05, 2013 22:06 IST
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Pune: Asian Games gold medallist Sudha Singh failed to live up to the expectations as India settled with two silver and two bronze medals on a rather disappointing third day of the 20th Asian Athletics Championships here today.

Having broken her own national record last month with an Asian leading time, Sudha was tipped to bag the women's 3000m steeplechase gold but she failed to do so as she was beaten by a long distance by Ruth Chebet of Bahrain, who ran a brilliant race to notch up her personal best of 9:40.84s, in the last event of the day.

Sudha, who has already qualified for next month's World Championships, could only clock 9:56.27, well below her personal best of 9:45.60 as the seizable crowd at the Shiv Chhatrapati Stadium at Balewadi here were stunned into silence.

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