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Hima Das bags 4th gold in 15 days, Muhammad Anas wins men’s 400m race at Tabor Athletics Meet

New Delhi: The Indian sprinter Hima Das clinched her fourth gold of the fortnight as she won the 200m race with a creditable timing in the Tabor Athletics Meet in Czech Republic on Wednesday.

Hima won in 23.25 seconds though the race had a mediocre field with most of the competitors representing clubs of Czech Republic. Hima’s compatriot V K Vismaya was second with a season best 23.43. Hima has a 200m personal best of 23.10 seconds.

This was 19-year-old Hima’s fourth gold since July 2 when she ran her first competitive race in Europe. She has been keeping on improving since her first race. Hima’s pet event is 400m and she is yet to qualify for the World Championships in both the quartermile event and the 200m.

In men’s 400m, Muhammad Anas won in 45.40 seconds in a mediocre field while compatriots Tom Noah Nirmal came second with a season best effort of 46.59. K S Jeevan was third in 46.60 and M P Jabir finished fourth in 47.16.

On July 13 at Kladno, Anas had bettered his own 400m national record to clinch a gold and qualify for the World Championships by clocking 45.21 seconds.

The World Championships qualification time is 45.30 seconds in men’s 400m race.

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