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Hangzhou [China], October 4 (ANI): Indian athletes Majnu Rani and Ram Baboo secured a bronze medal in the 35 m mixed race walk at the ongoing Asian Games in Hangzhou on Wednesday.

Clocking timings of 5:51:14 hours, the Indian duo secured a bronze and continued the country's fine run in athletics.

The gold medal went to China (5:16:41 hours) and the silver medal was bagged by Japan (5:22:11 hours).

"BRONZE IN RACEWALK Athletes Ram Baboo and Manju Rani have secured a BRONZE MEDAL in the 35KM Racewalk (mixed team) with a combined timing of 5:51:14. at AsianGames2022! Their journey has been one of sweat and sheer perseverance Let's cheer out loud for our Racewalk champs Cheer4India JeetegaBharat BharatAtAG22 Hallabol," SAI Media tweeted.

On Tuesday, athletics hogged the limelight as the whole of India celebrated the historic gold medal victories of Annu Rani and Parul Chaudhary.

Athletics led India's charge in the second half of the day, Parul won the nation's first-ever gold medals in women's 5000m at the continental meet, making it two medals at the Asian Games for herself, after grabbing silver in the women's 3000m race on Monday. Tejaswin Shankar broke the national record to win the Men's Decathlon silver medal.

Meanwhile, Mohammed Afsal won silver in the men's 800m, losing out to Essa Kzwani of Saudi Arabia. Praveen Chitharavel, the men's triple jump national record holder, finished third in Hangzhou with the best jump of 16.68m, while Vithya Ramraj earned bronze in the Women's 400m Hurdles.

The Indian men's canoe double 1000m team of Arjun Singh and Sunil Singh Salam took home a bronze medal. It was India's second canoe medal and the first in 29 years.

Now India has a total of 70 medals, 15 gold, 26 silver and 29 bronze. They have tied with their best medal tally in an Asian Games event, 70 from the 2018 edition of the event. (ANI)

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