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Since 1st March, 1999
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Sunita sole track success

Busan, Oct. 12 (PTI): Long distance runner Sunita Raniís bronze the womenís 5000 m was the only athletics medal for India on Saturday.

With the addition of this bronze, Indiaís tally in athletics went up to 13 ó six gold medals, four silvers and three bronzes.

Sunita, who had clinched gold in the 800m on Thursday, could not match the speed and stamina of the Chinese and Japanese runners on Saturday. She fell back to eventually finish with a timing of 15:18.77.

Sunita had slipped to fifth position at one stage but did well to recover in the last two laps. The gold medal was bagged by Chinaís Yingiie Sun while the silver was taken by Japanís Kayoko Fukushi .In the menís 1500m, Indiaís Kuldeep Kumar finished seventh with a timing of 3:49.37. In the menís javelin, Harminder Singh took the sixth spot with an effort of 75.93m. The menís 4x400 relay team (Jata Shankar, Paramjeet Singh, Satbir Singh and Bhupendra Singh) kept their medal hopes alive by qualifying for the final after finishing second in heats with a timing of 3:05.14.

Indiaís challenge in the badminton singles ended when Pullela Gopichand lost to South Koreaís Seung Mo-shon 9-15, 11-15 in the menís quarter finals at the Gangseo Gymnasium on Saturday.

India beat Chinese Taipei 24-23, 25-21, 18-25, 34-32 to finish fifth in menís volleyball.

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