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Kerala authorities declares money award for athletes who clinched medals in nineteenth Asian Games

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], October 18 (ANI): A money award was introduced for athletes from Kerala who participated within the lately concluded nineteenth Asian Games in Zhangzhou, China and gained medals.

The gold medalist will probably be given Rs 25 lakh, silver medalist Rs 19 lakh and bronze medalist Rs 12.5 lakh. The choice was taken within the cupboard assembly held on Wednesday in Thiruvananthapuram.

Muhammed Ajmal and Muhammed Anas Yahiya have been the members of the Indian males’s 4x400m relay workforce that gained a gold medal within the nineteenth Asian Games.

On Wednesday, each runners acquired a heat welcome from Indian Navy personnel.

“We did very well in our relay competition. We also performed well in Budapest. With our Budapest performance, we were well-motivated for the Asian Games,” Muhammed Anas Yahiya informed ANI.

Athletes Murali Sreeshankar and Ancy Sojan Edappilly bagged a silver every within the males’s and ladies’s Long Jump finals respectively.

Sreeshankar gained a silver medal within the Men’s Long Jump Final with a greatest end of 8.19 meters on the Asian Games.

On her fifth strive, Ancy registered her private better of 6.63m and secured a podium end. China’s Shiqi Xiong additionally broke by way of her limits and gave a private better of 6.73m. The bronze medal was secured by Nga Yan from Hong Kong with a distance of 6.50 which was additionally her private greatest.

PR Sreejesh one other participant from Kerala was an influential determine on the goalpost for India’s males’s hockey workforce that gained the gold medal.

Under Fulton’s management, the Indian workforce maintained an unbeaten streak all through the occasion and secured a 5-1 victory over Japan within the nineteenth Asian Games.

Shuttler HS Prannoy introduced an finish to a barren run within the males’s singles occasion by successful a bronze medal within the Asian Games. Prannoy suffered a defeat in opposition to China’s Li Shifeng 0-2 (16-21, 9-21) within the badminton males’s singles semifinal and settled for a bronze medal. (ANI)