Ghamanda ram wins silver in Asian Grand Prix

India's middle-distance runner Ghamanda Ram narrowly missed gold in 800m in the opening leg of the Asian Grand Prix meet in the Chinese city of Jiaxiang. According to information received here, Ram missed the 800 metres gold after he was just a fraction of second (0.22s) slower behind reigning Asian Games gold medalist Sadjad Moradi, who finished with a timing of 1:50.47. Chinese Yang Xiaofei took the bronze in 1:50.84. The second Indian in the fray, Sajeesh Joseph, finished fifth in 1:51.62. 
A former services athlete, Ghamanda Ram joined ONGC recently and made a comeback at the national scene with back-to-back victories in the India GP series earlier this month in Patiala.