Indian and Chinese athletes shared the major spoils, winning seven events each in the opening leg of the Asian Grand Prix circuit at the Thammasat University Stadium here on Monday On a day of average performances, Indian woman quarter-miler, Mandeep Kaur, and Kazakhstan's triple jumper Irina Litvinenko, stood out with their top-class efforts. Kaur ran her third subsec on the trot this month while winning the metres, outclassing a modest field. Kazakh Marina Maslenko put up the only resistance against the year-old Indian girl who has made some great strides the past few weeks from being a Mandeep timed
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That these meets are designated for relay qualification for the Beijing Olympics should, however, provide the series with an added importance even if the individual disciplines are not going to be of the highest quality in a majority of the events. It may be recalled that its quartet made the final in the Athens Olympics. The two should renew their battle in the current series. Indonesian Suryo Agung Wibowo, who beat Sondee here this season, could be a threat to both. He was beaten by Chinese Wang Liangyu in all the three legs last year.
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The Indian women's 4xm quartet, looking to leapfrog from its 21st position in the relay rankings, clocked a fabulous It was an unbelievable result from a team that had timed Poovamma and Mandeep Kaur. Coupled with its Bangkok performance, India, which clocked its best since the Athens Olympic Games
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