The Indian 4×400 mixed relay team’s 2018 Asian Games (Jakarta) silver medal has been upgraded to gold. The quartet of Mohammed Anas, M.R. Poovamma, Hima Das and Arokia Rajiv had finished second behind Bahrain.

Moreover, Anu Raghavan moved from fourth place to bronze medal position in the women’s 400m hurdles.

The Bahrain squad, which finished first in the 4×400 mixed relay final, was disqualified with Kemi Adekoya of Bahrain being handed a four-year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit for failing a dope test.


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The 4x400m mixed relay team of Anas, Poovamma, Hima Das and Arokia had finished with a timing of 3:15.7. India now is the first winner of the event introduced in the Asian Games of 2018.

Anu had clocked her fastest time of 56.77 seconds in finishing fourth in the hurdles final…

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