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Muhammed Anas qualifies for Worlds

Muhammed Anas qualifies for Worlds
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Kerala quarter-miler Muhammed Anas smashed the national record in men\'s 400m race en route to winning a gold medal at the third leg of the Indian Grand Prix Athletics Meet here on Monday.The 22-year-old clocked 45.32 sec under hot and humid conditions at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. He also qualified for the World Championships to be held in London in August. The entry standard for the World Cham

New Delhi: Kerala quarter-miler Muhammed Anas smashed the national record in men's 400m race en route to winning a gold medal at the third leg of the Indian Grand Prix Athletics Meet here on Monday.The 22-year-old clocked 45.32 sec under hot and humid conditions at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. He also qualified for the World Championships to be held in London in August. The entry standard for the World Championships stands at 45.50secs. Rajiv Arokia and Sachin Baby were second and third in 46.32 secs and 47.18 secs respectively.

The other highlight of the day was the showdown between the seasoned M R Poovamma of Karnataka and the up and coming youngster Jisna Mathew of Kerala in the women's 400m race.The 18-year-old Jisna, a protégé of P T Usha, had finished second to Poovamma in the second leg on May 11 here by a hundreth of a second. But today, Jisna upstaged her more fancied rival.Jisna clocked 52.65 secs while Poovamma's timing was 52.73 secs. Debashree Mazumdar of Bengal was third in 53.69 secs.

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