Jyothi Yarraji opened India`s gold medal account in the Asian Athletics Championships by winning the women`s 100m hurdles race and clinching her maiden top finish in a major international event here on Thursday.
The 23-year-old Yarraji clocked 13.09 seconds to win the final race ahead of two Japanese runners Terada Asuka (13.13s) and Aoki Masumi (13.26s) on a rain-drenched track at the Supachalasai Stadium.
Yarraji`s national record stands at 12.82 seconds.
On Wednesday, Abhishek Pal had opened India`s medal account with a bronze in men`s 10,000m race.
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