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Athlete Anu wins gold at Asian junior meet

Gifu, June 9: India’s Anu Kumar won gold in the men’s 800 metre event at the 2018 Asian Junior Athletics Championships here on Saturday. Kumar clocked 1:54.11 to push Iran’s Abdolrahim Dorzadeh (1:54.23) to the runners-up spot. Fuki Torii of Japan took bronze in 1:54.55. India also bagged a bronze in the men’s 4x100m event with the quartet of Prajwal Ravi, Akash Kumar, Nithin Balakumar and Gurindervir Singh registering a time of 40.75 seconds. Hosts Japan won the title with Yuki Takagi, Daisuke Miyamoto, Satoru Fukushima and Justin Junpei Tsukamoto clocking 39.65 seconds. Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yu-tang, Wei Tai-sheng, Lu Hao-hua and Yeh Shou-po took silver with 39.72 seconds. IANS

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