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Two bronze for India on Day I

Manila, Sept. 20 (AP): Aruna Devi and Anil Kumar brought two bronze for India, though China dominated the the opening day of the two-day Asian Athletics Championships. Kumar bagged the first medal for India in discus throw with a clearance of 59.50m, while Aruna’s medal came in women’s 10000m at 37:23.28 on Saturday.

Chinese athletes won all four gold medals on offer — including women’s shot put (Li Meiju) and triple jump (Huang Qiuyan).

Anil Kumar cleared a distance of 59.50m to win the bronze, but narrowly missed the silver to Iran’s Abbas Samimi (59.51). China’s Wu Tao won the gold with an effort of 61.43m.

While China’s Sun Yingjie won the 10000m at 32:37.04, Sri Lanka’s barefoot runner Sujeewa Nilmini Jayasena settled for silver in 34:46.99, while Aruna Devi won the bronze in 37:23.28.

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