Indians finish 4th, 8th in women's 5,000m final

Indians finish 4th, 8th in women's 5,000m final

By: || Updated: 02 Oct 2014 11:09 AM
Incheon: Indian runners O.P. Jaisha and Preeja Sreedharan finished fourth and eighth respectively in the women's 5,000 metres final at the Asian Games here Thursday.

 

 

Though Jaisa clocked a personal best time of 15 minutes and 18.3 seconds, she was way behind the podium finishers at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium.

 

 

The gold and silver went to Bahraini athletes. While Maryam Yusuf Isa Jamal took the yellow metal in 14:59.69, Mimi Belete Gebregeiorges went home with the silver. China's Ding Changqin clinched the bronze, clocking 15:12.51.

 

 

Preeja, on the other hand, finished the race in eighth, out of 17 competitors, with a season's best time of 15:39.52.

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