Asian Games: Hima Das, Muhammed Anas win silver medals in 400m event

WION Web Team
Jakarta, Indonesia Published: Aug 26, 2018, 06:21 PM(IST)

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Indian sprinter Hima Das on Sunday clinched the silver medal in the women’s 400m race at the ongoing Asian Games 2018. Das came second to Salwa Naser to clock 50.79s and broke her own national record, which she set yesterday.

Meanwhile, Muhammed Anas also won silver in the men's 400m events with a timing of 45.69. 

Anas finished behind Qatar's Abdalelah Hassan, who clocked 44.89, while the other Indian in the fray, Arokia Rajiv, missed bronze, finishing fourth with a timing of 45.84.

He came into Sunday's final having topped the list of qualifiers with a timing of 45.63 ahead of Qatari Mohamed Abbas, who finished in 45.81 seconds.

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In the qualification round on day 7, Hima Das broke a 14-year-old national record when she clocked 51.00s as she qualified for the 400m final. The previous national record was set by Manjit Kaur (51.05s) in Chennai in 2004.

Hima had become the first Indian track athlete to win a gold medal with a timing of 51.46 at the Under-20 World Athletics Championships. 

In the other events, Olympic medallists PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal today headed for a gold medal showdown at the 18th Asian Games after their quarterfinal victories ensured India’s first ever women’s singles medals at the Continental event.
 

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