Om Prakash wins gold at Hangzhou

 Shot putter Om Prakash Singh Karhana on Sunday captured gold on the second and final-day of the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships at Hangzhou. 

Om Prakash clinched the yellow metal with an effort of 19.07m. This is his second medal at these championships after his silver medal in the 2008 edition at Doha. 

The other Indians who impressed at the meet were Anilda Thomas who finished fourth in the women’s 400m with a time of 56.08 seconds. 

Hurdler Arumugam Suresh, running his first-ever Indoor race, finished first in the 60m hurdles in the ‘B’ race, meant for those who were not able to make it to the finals.  The other Indians who competed were Khyati Vakharia who finished fifth in women’s pole vault while Nellickal Sheena came seventh in the women’s triple jump. 

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