New Delhi: Minutes after India’s dramatic victory over Pakistan in the men’s hockey event at the ongoing Asian Games in Incheon, it was time for the women to shine. The women’s 4x400m relay team of Priyanka Pawar, Tintu Luka, Mandeep Kaur and Poovamma Raju Machettira smashed the Asian Games record to win gold. They clocked 3:28:68 to finish first in the event. This is India’s 4th consecutive gold in the event since 2002.

The win in the 4x400m relay event took India’s gold count to nine, improving its position to 9th in the overall medal tally.

Earlier in the day, aggrieved Indian boxer L. Sarita Devi’s bronze medal was reinstated after a hearing with officials of India’s Asian Games contingent.

“I attended the OCA (Olympic Council of Asia) working group hearing this morning and expressed regret over what happened at the medal ceremony (of the women’s 60kg group) on Wednesday.

“I told them it had happened in an emotional moment. The OCA has reinstated Sarita Devi as the bronze medal winner. The medal will come to us tomorrow morning," contingent’s chef de mission Adille Sumariwalla said.

PTI contributed to this story.

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