Sanjivani Jadhav wins bronze in China

ANI | Updated: Mar 15, 2018 21:48 IST

New Delhi [India], March 15 (ANI): India's long-distance athlete Sanjivani Jadhav bagged a bronze medal at the 14th Asian Cross Country Championships held at Guiyang in China on Thursday.

Sanjivani clocked 28 minutes 19 sec in the senior women's 8km event to finish third.

China's Li Dan (28.03) won gold, while Abe Yukari (28.06) of Japan settled for silver.

India's other athletes like Swati Ghadave (30.18) finished 11th while JhumaKhatun (32.14) and Lalita Babar (32.53) finished on 14th and 15th position respectively.

In the team ranking, India finished third in senior women's event and bagged bronze medal with 28 points, finishing behind 1st placed Japan (12) and 2nd placed China (14).

Meanwhile, 12-more members of Indian athletics team departed for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Gold Coast, Australia from April 4.

The Indian team will attend a two-week acclimatisation camp at Gold Coast's Sports Super Center before the Games.

The team that departed includes- DharunAyyasamy, MuhammedAnas, Amoj Jacob, Kunhu Mohammed, Arokiarajiv, Santosh Kumar, Hima Das, Navjeet Kaur Dhillon, PurnimaHembram, MR Poovamma, SaritaGayakwad and Sonia Baishya. (ANI)