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Posted at: Feb 13, 2018, 1:50 AM; last updated: Feb 13, 2018, 1:50 AM (IST)BRIEFLY

Asian Games test event: Indians on a roll

Jakarta

Indians continued their strong performance in the Asian Games athletics test event and added four gold and a silver to their kitty on the second day of the competition here today. Saritaben Gayakwad won the gold in the women’s 400m hurdles with a personal best timing of 59.02 seconds. Asian champion Ajay Kumar Saroj fetched the second gold by winning the men’s 1500m race, clocking 3:43:85s to finish ahead of Mohammad Shaween of Saudi Arabia. PU Chitra made it an Indian sweep in the 1500m by winning the gold in the women’s event with a time of 4:18:74s. Chitra finished ahead of her nearest competitor K Rathnayaka of Sri Lanka who clocked 4:19:25s. 

Jakarta

10 boxing medals assured for India at test event

India are assured of 10 boxing medals at the Asian Games test event here after three boxers fought their way into the semifinals while seven others got byes into the last-four stage. World youth champion Shashi Chopra (57kg), three-time King’s Cup gold medallist K Shyam Kumar (49kg) and Asian youth silver medallist Ashish (64kg) advanced after contrasting wins. Moving ahead with first-round byes were India Open gold medallist Manish Kaushik (60kg), Ritu Grewal (51kg), Pavitra (60kg), Salman Shaikh Anwar (52kg), Etash Khan (56kg), Pawan Kumar (69kg), and Ashish Kumar (75kg). 

Melbourne

Captain Smith wins his second Allan Border medal

Australia captain Steve Smith won his second Allan Border Medal on Monday, becoming the fifth player to claim the country’s highest cricket honour more than once. Smith joined Ricky Ponting (four times), Michael Clarke (four), Shane Watson (twice) and David Warner (twice) as a multiple winners of the award. 

New Delhi

Suhana claims gold

Paddler Suhana Saini claimed the gold in the Oman Junior and Cadet Open ITTF Premium Junior Circuit. The 12-year-old from Haryana beat Egypt's Hana Goda 3-1 in the final. — Agencies

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