The Indian 4x400m mixed relay team’s silver medal within the 2018 Asian Games has been upgraded to gold following the disqualification of unique winners Bahrain on account of a doping ban handed to one in all its runners.
Bahrain, which had topped the 4×400 mixed relay last, was disqualified after Kemi Adekoya was handed a four-year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for failing a dope take a look at.
Besides this, Anu Raghavan’s fourth-place end within the girls’s 400m hurdles event has been upgraded to bronze medal after the AIU annulled the outcomes of Adekoya, who initially received the race.
The Indian quartet of Mohammed Anas, MR Poovamma, Hima Das and Arokia Rajiv had clocked 3:15:71 behind Bahrain (3:11:89). Raghavan had clocked 56.92 to end fourth within the last race in Jakarta.
Athletics Federation of India President Adille Sumariwalla said the AFI is delighted to see the World Athletics web site rating India’s 4x400m mixed relay team because the winner of the Asian Games and Anu Raghavan because the bronze winner in 400m hurdles.
“The additional medal takes our tally to 20, including eight gold and nine silver,” he said.
“The news comes as a fillip to us as we are aiming to build on the Asian Games showing and make a mark at the global level in the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year,” he added.
He said the 4x400m relay squad will probably be notably happy that it now has two gold and a silver from Jakarta.