Asian Games: Seema, Sania-Saketh win gold medals for India
Incheon, Sep 29 (IANS) Discus thrower Seema Punia and the mixed doubles tennis pair of Sania Mirza and Saketh Myneni brought home the gold medals for India .Myneni teamed up with Sanam Singh to win the silver in the men’s doubles while wrestler Bajrang bagged the second silver of the day in the men’s freestyle 61kg. Middle-distance runners O.P.Jaisha, Naveen Kumar, wrestler Narsingh Pancham Yadav won the bronze medals.
Seema, a silver medalist in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, hurled the metal disc to 61.03 metres in her fourth attempt to win the gold medal while her team mate Krishna Poonia, bronze medallist in 2006 and 2010 Asian Games, finished fourth with a below par 55.57m. Chinese Xiaoxin Lu (59.35m) and Jian Tan (59.03m) picked up the silver and bronze, respectively.
In tennis, Sania and Myneni, seeded second, defeated top seeded Chinese Taipei duo of Hsien Yin Peng and Hao Ching Chan in straight sets (6-4, 6-3) in 44 minutes.It was Sania’s third consecutive Games mixed doubles final appearance, having won gold in 2006 with Leander Paes and silver with Vishnu Vardhan in 2010.