Commonwealth Games 2022 |  Priyanka Goswami and Avinash Sable take silver in athletics

Commonwealth Games 2022 | Priyanka Goswami and Avinash Sable take silver in athletics

Harminder Singh was the first Indian to win a medal in the march – bronze – in the 20km in 2010 CWG in Delhi

Harminder Singh was the first Indian to win a medal in the march – bronze – in the 20km in 2010 CWG in Delhi

Avinash Sable broke her own national record by winning a silver in the men’s 3000m hurdles, while Priyanka Goswami also clinched a medal of the same hue in the women’s 10,000m walk on a productive day for India in the athletics competition. Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.

Goswami also made history when she became the first Indian woman to win a medal in marching with a silver in the 10,000m.

With the two silvers, the Indian track and field team’s medal count has risen to four and has already surpassed the number on the 2018 Gold Coast, where the country had won one gold, one silver and one bronze each in track and field.

High jumper Tejswin Shankar and long jumper Murali Sreeshankar had won bronze and silver medals respectively in Birmingham.

27-year-old Sable scored 8: 11.20 to improve his previous national record of 8: 12.48 and finish behind Kenyan Abraham Kibiwot (8: 11.15). Another Kenyan Amos Serem took the bronze with a time of 8: 16.83.

Kibiwot finished fifth at the World Championships in Eugene, USA last month with a time of 8: 28.95 while Sable finished a disappointing 11th, scoring 8: 28.95 in the slowest 3000 meters ever in the history of the showpiece.

With silver, Sable made amends for his disappointing performance at the World Championships.

The son of a farmer from the village of Mandwa in the Beed district of Maharashtra, the Indian army had the satisfaction of beating the bronze of the Kenya World Championships Conseslus Kipruto who finished sixth here with a time of 8: 34.96.

Sable, who previously served at the Siachen Glaciers before turning to athletics, has been a record-breaking national record of late. He had scored 8: 12.48 when he finished fifth at the prestigious Diamond League match in Rabat last month.

Goswami set a personal best time of 43: 38.83 finishing second behind Jemima Montag (42: 34.30) of Australia. Emily Wamusyi Ngii (43: 50.86) of Kenya took the bronze.

The other Indian in the fray, Bhawna Jat, finished eighth and last with a personal best time of 47: 14.13.

Harminder Singh was the first Indian to win a medal in marching – a bronze – in the 2010 CWG 20km in Delhi.

“This is the first Commonwealth Games medal to walk for an Indian woman, so I’m really happy to have created a piece of history,” Goswami said after the event.

“I wasn’t thinking about the Australian (gold medalist Jemima Montag), when you look at what we did at the Tokyo Olympics and the world championships last month she is a better walker than me. I just focused on my race and I hope to close the gap on her (in the future) step by step “. When asked about the mascots and nails she had, Priyanka said, “I have a Lord Krishna and I take him with me to every competition and today he has brought me luck.

“I also painted my nails with the flags of the country I compete in, so I have England for the Commonwealth Games, Japan for the Olympic Games, Spain because I raced there and other flags too.”

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