Vithya Ramraj Matches PT Usha’s National Record At Asian Games

Vithya Ramraj achieved a remarkable feat by equalling PT Usha’s long-standing national record in the women’s 400m hurdles at the Asian Games, clocking an impressive time of 55.42 seconds. This exceptional performance secured her a spot in the finals. PT Usha, the President of the Indian Olympic Association, had set the previous record during the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.In another event, the Indian women’s relay team, comprised of Sanjana Bathula, Karthika Jagadeeswaran, Heeral Sadhu, and Aarti Kasthuri Raj, displayed a brilliant performance, clinching the third position in the race with a timing of 4 minutes 34.861 seconds. China secured the gold with a remarkable timing of 4 minutes 19.447 seconds, while South Korea took silver with a time of 4 minutes 21.146 seconds.

Shifting focus to badminton, the Indian men’s team showed great resilience, clinching the silver medal in the team event at the Asian Games. This marked a historic entry into the finals for India, though they narrowly lost to China in a close 2-3 match. Despite leading with two wins, India faced a setback in the fifth crucial match due to HS Prannoy’s injury, with Mithun Manjunath stepping in but falling short in the decisive games.Currently, India stands at the fourth position in the points table, boasting an impressive medal tally of 55, including 13 gold, 21 silver, and 21 bronze medals, reaffirming their competitive prowess on the Asian Games stage.”