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Asian Games 2022: Indian men’s, women’s teams claim bronze in speed skating relay

Asian Games 2022: Heeral Sadhu, Kartika Jagadeeswaran, and Aarathy Kasturi Raj’s women’s speed skating 3000 m relay team won the bronze medal on Monday in the final, giving India’s skating team their first medal at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou.

India was able to claim a bronze medal with a timing of 4:34.861 minutes. Chinese Taipei won the gold (4:19.447 minutes), while South Korea took home the silver (4:21.146 minutes).

“Roller Skating Glory! #AsianGames2022 Our women’s speed skating relay team has made their way to the 3000m Relay Final podium, claiming the BRONZE MEDAL! With a stellar time of 4:34.861, they showcased their incredible speed and teamwork on the rink! Congratulations to our phenomenal athletes for their outstanding performances and adding another medal to ‘s medal haul #Cheer4India #Hallabol #BharatAtAG22 #JeetegaBharat,” tweeted Sports Authority of India (SAI) Media.

Indian athletes won back-to-back bronze medals in the men’s 3000 m relay in speed skating, finishing third overall. Aryan Pal, Anand Kumar, Siddhant, and Vikram make up the Indian men’s team.

The times recorded by the Indians were 4:10.128 minutes. Chinese Taipei took first place (4:05.692 minutes), while South Korea earned the silver medal (4:05.702 minutes).

“BACK TO BACK BRONZE GLORY What a start to the day! ‘s Aryan Pal, Anand Kumar, Siddhant, and Vikram have rolled their way to BRONZE in the Men’s Speed Skating 3000m Relay, clocking an incredible time of 4:10.128! Let’s give them a roaring applause for their amazing achievement! #Cheer4India #Hallabol #JeetegaBharat #BharatAtAG22,” tweeted SAI Media.

India now holds a total of two skating medals.

India presently has 55 medals overall, including 13 gold, 21 silver, and 21 bronze. Events including roller skating got underway on September 30 and will wrap up on October 7.