Asian Games: Lakshmanan Govindan wins bronze in men’s 10,000m final

Jakarta: Indian sprinter Lakshmanan Govindan on Sunday bagged a bronze medal in Men’s 10,000m Athletics event at the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games. The 28-year-old finished third on the podium with a timing of 29:44:91.

The top two positions in the event were claimed by Bahraini athletes Hassan Chani (Gold) and Abraham Cheroben (Silver) with a clock timing of 28:35:54 and 29:00:29, respectively.

Earlier, Hima Das and Muhammed Anas clinched silver medal in their respective categories of 400m racing event.

In hockey, Indian men’s team defeated Korea 5-3 in the group A match to advance further in the event.

In long jump, India’s Sreeshankar finished sixth in Men’s event with a mark of 7.95.

India’s total medal tally at the prestigious tournament now stands at 34 with seven gold, nine silver and eighteen bronze.