Sprint queen Hima Das continued her nrilliance and good form, winning her third international gold in less then two weeks. Fondly known as the Dhing Express or Assam Express, Hima won the gold in the women’s 200m event at the Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet at Kladno in the Czech Republic Saturday (July 13).
She clocked 23.43 seconds to outclass the rest of the sprinters to bag the third top finish at the podium in 11 days.
??@muhammedanasyah won the 400m in a national record time of 45.21 secs.
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She had earlier won the gold at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland on July 2 clocking 23.65 seconds and then at the Kutno Athletics Meet on July 8 clocking 23.97 seconds.
Mohammad Anas bettered his own national record in men’s 400m race to bag a gold while Hima Das won the women’s 200m event for her third international triumph in 11 days at the Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet at Kladno, Czech Republic on Saturday.
The 24-year-old Anas clocked 45.21 as he won an easy race, finishing nearly one second ahead of silver winner Omelko Rafal (46.19) of Poland.
Anas’ earlier national record time stood at 45.24 seconds which he recorded last year.
In the women’s 200m race, Hima clocked a much improved time of 23.43 seconds to win the gold. She has a personal best of 23.10 sec in 200m. This was her third international gold inside two weeks.
In her first competitive 200m race of the year, the Assam runner had clocked 23.65 sec on her way to gold in the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland on July 2. After that, she won her second 200m gold at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland on Sunday with a time of 23.97 seconds.
At Kladno, the Indian trio of Vipin Kasana, Abhishek Singh and Davinder Singh Kang took the top three spots in men’s javelin final with efforts of 82.51m, 77.32m and 76.58m respectively.
In men’s shot put event, national record holder Tejinder Pal Singh Toor managed a creditable best throw of 20.36m to win the bronze. He holds the national record of 20.75m.
In the women’s 400m race, VK Vismaya clocked her personal best of 52.54 seconds to win the ‘A’ race. Saritaben was third with 53.37.
Meanwhile, in the XXII International Memorial Competition in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Indians also bagged 6 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze, with national record holder M Sreeshankar winning the long jump event with a creditable 7.97m.