India's 4x400m mixed relay silver at 2018 Asian Games upgraded to gold

Left to right: MR Poovamma, Hima Das, Muhammed Anas and Arokia Rajiv celebrate after the 4x400m mixed relay final in Jakarta, Indonesia, on August 28, 2018. Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images

The silver medal won by India's 4x400m mixed relay team -- Muhammed Anas, MR Poovamma, Hima Das and Arokia Rajiv -- at the 2018 Asian Games has been upgraded to gold following the disqualification of original winners Bahrain because of a doping ban handed to one of its runners.

Bahrain was disqualified after Kemi Adekoya was handed a four-year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for failing a dope test.

In addition, Anu Raghavan's fourth-place finish in the women's 400m hurdles event has been upgraded to bronze medal after the AIU annulled the results of Adekoya, who originally won the race.

The Indian quartet had clocked 3:15.71 behind Bahrain's 3:11.89, while Raghavan had clocked 56.92s to finish fourth in the final in Jakarta.

Athletics Federation of India president Adille Sumariwalla said the AFI is delighted to see the World Athletics website ranking India's 4x400m mixed relay team as the winner of the Asian Games and Anu Raghavan as the bronze winner in the 400m hurdles.

"The additional medal takes our tally to 20, including eight gold and nine silver," he said. "The news comes as a fillip to us as we are aiming to build on the Asian Games showing and make a mark at the global level in the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year."

Sumariwalla also said the 4x400m mixed relay squad will be particularly pleased that it now has two golds and a silver from Jakarta.