India’s mixed relay silver at Asiad set to be upgraded to gold

India is in line to get the Asian Games gold in 4×400 mixed relay event held in Jakarta 2018, as Kemi Adekoya of Bahrain was handed a 4 year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for failing a dope test.

India’s mixed relay team of Muhammed Anas, Hima Das, Arokia Rajiv and M. R. Poovamma had won the silver in the event at the Asian Games 2018.

Kemi Adekoya had also won the 400m hurdles gold at the Asian Games with India’s Anu Raghavan finishing fourth. Hence, Anu Raghavan is in line for the bronze medal.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For EPFO/LIC ADO Mains:

  • 19th Asian Games are to be held in Hangzhou, China (2022).

Source: The Hindu

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