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Archana Yadav and Swapna Burman win Asian Athletics Championships gold

Archana Yadav and Swapna Burman win Asian Athletics Championships gold
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India\'s Archana Yadav and Swapna Burman won gold in their respective events on the final day of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships here on Sunday.

Bhubaneswar: India's Archana Yadav and Swapna Burman won gold in their respective events on the final day of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships here on Sunday.

Yadav held off some tough competition to win gold in the women's 800 metres event while Burman emerged triumphant in the women's heptathlon.

Yadav produced a powerful sprint in the final stretch to beat Nimali Waliwarsha Konda of Sri Lanka by a narrow margin in front of a cheering crowd at the Kalinga Stadium here.

The Indian registered a time of two minutes and five seconds, marginally ahead of Konali who posted 2:05.23.Later, Burman won gold with a total of 5942 points in the women's heptathlon. Meg Hemphill of Japan took silver with 5883 points while India's Purnima Hembram bagged bronze with 5798.

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