Sudha Singh bags Silver medal for India

Sudha Singh bags Silver medal for India

Sudha Singh (born 25 June 1986) is an Indian Olympic athlete in the 300 m. Steeplechase event. A national record holder in the event, she has represented India at international events since 2005. Singh is an Asian Champion in the discipline and has won two gold and four silver medals at varying editions of the Asian Games and the Continental championships.

Singh’s breakthrough performance came in the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China when she won the gold medal with a time of 9:55.67; she became the first Asian Champion in the discipline as it was the first instance of the 3000 meters steeplechase at the Asian Games.

Sudha Singh won her second medal at the Asian Games as she clinched a silver in the women’s 3,000 meters steeplechase.  Sudha, the reigning Asian champion, clocked 9:40.03 minutes to finish behind Bahrain’s Winfred Yavi, who completed the race in 9:36.52 minutes.  The Oanh Nguyen of Vietnam bagged the bronze medal in 9:43.83. She and Sudha were among the group that was behind Winfired, who set the pace early.

Congratulations to Sudha Singh on her achievement.

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