India win 14 medals, six golds, in athletics


25-01-2014 … Panaji: Team Goa-India won a whopping 14 medals, including four golds, in the prestigious track and field events held at the on Friday as part of the Lusofonia Games 2014.

Goa-India won its four gold medals in the Men’s 400 mts, Women’s 100 mts hurdles, Women’s 5000 mts and the Women’s 4×100 mts events. The Sri Lankan athletics squad was next best, winning three golds in the Women’s 400 mts, Men’s Triple Jump and the Men’s 4×100 relay events.

India’s best performances came from Sumit Jagadishkumar Malik who came 1st with a timing of 48.82 secs in Men’s 400 mts race. Anchu Mundananichal Mamachan also put in a  power performance to come first in the Women’s 100 mts hurdles race with a timing of 14.21 secs, while Jayashri Shivshankar Boragi powered through the 5000 mts run to win a gold in the event.

Stellar team work by Bhagyashree Nanasaheb Shirke, Kirandeep Gurmit Kaur, Rengitha Chellah and

Neethu Mathew saw the team defeat their nearest rivals by 0.56 seconds with a timing of 47:11 seconds.