Mangalore, September 29: In the women’s 400 metre race event held in 17th Asian Games at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium on Sunday, September28th, a Kodagu-based Mangalore dweller M. Povamma Raju has won the bronze medal.
In this event, Bahrain’s Oluwakemi Mujidat Adekoya won the gold medal with a timing of 51.59 secs. Vietnam’s Thi Lan Quach got the silver with a timing of 52.06 secs and Povamma got the bronze with a timing of 52.36 secs.
Poovamma fell slightly short of her previous best of 51.73 seconds.
She is ranking second in the Asian ranking currently in the 400 meter women’s category.
Ms Poovamma has dedicated her bronze medal to her mom. Poovamma’s family is basically from Gonikoppal in Virajpet taluk, Kodagu district. She is a resident of Urwa stores in Mangalore since years. She got graduated in Bachelor of business Administration.
At national and international events, Ms Poovamma has also won several medals. She was also a participant In the 2008 Olympics at Beijing.