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Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games 2017 held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

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On 17th – 27th September 2017, the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games 2017, was held at Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. This is the 5th edition of the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.

i.India finishes 11th in Asian Indoor Games with 40 medals:
India secured 11th place in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games 2017.  Indians won a total of 40 medals.This consists of 9 gold, 12 silver and 19 bronze medals.India was represented by more than 200 athletes in 15 disciplines.

1st -Turkmenistan topped the games with 89 gold, 70 silver and 86 bronze medals.
2nd – China with 42 gold, 32 silver and 23 bronze medals.
3rd – Iran with 36 gold, 23 bronze and 59 bronze medals.

ii.Gold medal winners:-
Purnima Hembram bagged gold medal in the women’s pentathlon event
Indian athlete Purnima Hembram finished at the first position in the women’s pentathlon event with 4,062 points.She won the gold medal.

Govindan Lakshmanan won gold in men’s 5000m race:
Indian athlete Govindan Lashmanan finished at the top in men’s 3,000 metre race at eight minutes and 2.30 seconds.
Ajay Kumar Saroj won the gold in men’s 1500m race:
Indian athlete Ajay Kumar Saroj finished at first place in the men’s 1500m race at 3 minute and 48.67 seconds.
PU Chitra clinched Gold in women’s 1500m race:
Indian athlete PU Chitra finished at the top position in the women’s 1,500m event with a time of 4:27.32.
Wrestler Bajrang Punia won gold in men’s freestyle 65kg event:
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia defeated Japanese wrestler Daichi Takatani in the men’s freestyle 65kg final event.
Arpinder Singh won gold medal in the men’s Triple Jump event:
Indian athlete Arpinder Singh topped the men’s Triple Jump event with an attempt of 16.21 m.
Sumit Nagal clinched Gold in men’s tennis:
Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal defeated Vijay Sundar Prashanth by 6-1, 6-1 in the men’s tennis final.

iii.Silver medal winners
Tejinder Pal Singh Toor and Sanjivani Jadhav won silver medals:
Indian athlete Tejinder Pal Singh Toor won silver medal in men’s shot put.
Indian athlete Sanjivani Jadhav won silver medal in women’s 3000m race.
Women’s track cycling duo of Deborah Herold and Alena Reji won silver in team sprint:
Indian cyclists Deborah Herold and Alena Reji bagged the silver medal in women’s team sprint event.

vi.Bronze medal winners
Neena Varakil, Dharmender, Neha Solanki, Jyoti and Keduovilie Zumu won bronze:
Neena Varakil won a bronze medal in women’s long jump.
Dharmender won a bronze medal in men’s freestyle 70kg belt wrestling.
Neha Solanki and Jyoti won bronze medal in women’s kurash +87kg and 87kg respectively.
Keduovilie Zumu won Bronze medal in Kazakh Kuresh style belt wrestling in 90 kg weight category.

About Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games 2017:
Host Country – Turkmenistan
Motto – Health, Inspiration, Friendship
Participants – 4012 athletes from 63 nations