Asian Games athletics: Tintu Luka wins bronze in women’s 800 metresBy IANS
Thursday, November 25, 2010
GUANGZHOU - India’s Tintu Luka won the bronze medal in the women’s 800 metres event of the track and field competitions at the Asian Games here Thursday.
Tintu, who had a disappointing finish in the New Delhi Commonwealth Games, led the pack right from the start, but couldn’t keep pace in the last 50 metres and finished third with a timing of 2:01.36 seconds.
The gold went to Kazhakstan’s Margarita Matsko with her personal best timing of 2:00.29 secs while Chinese Truong Thanh Hang with a timing of 2:00.91 secs grabbed the silver.
Tintu’s compatriot Sinimole Paulose finished seventh in 2:06.95 secs.