Indian Mixed 4x400m Relay Team Sets Asian Junior Record in World U20 Athletics Meet


The Indian blended 4×400 relay crew set an Asian junior file en path to qualifying for the ultimate on the World U-20 Athletics Championships in Cali.

The Indian quartet of Barath Sridhar, Priya Mohan, Kapil and Rupal Chaudhary clocked 3 minutes and 19.62 seconds to win warmth quantity 3 on Monday.

India completed second general throughout the three heats behind the USA, who gained warmth quantity 2 with a championships file time of three:18.65s.

The ultimate can be held at 03:20 am IST on Wednesday.

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India had gained a bronze within the blended 4x400m relay within the final version in Nairobi, Kenya in 2021, the place the occasion was launched for the primary time.

Rupal is the one new member of the quartet that had gained bronze final yr whereas Sridhar, Priya and Kapil had been there in that crew.

15-year-old Ashakiran Barla made it to the ladies’s 800m semifinals as one of many 4 quickest runners exterior the 4 computerized qualifiers every from the 5 heats. She clocked 2:09.01s to complete sixth in warmth #1.

Sanyam Sanjay completed thirteenth general within the shotput qualification spherical with a greatest effort of 18.36m and missed the ultimate by simply 0.01m.

The opposite Indian shot putter, Sawan completed fifteenth with a greatest effort of 18.31m.

Aman Khokhar couldn’t make it to the 100m sprint semifinals after ending seventh in warmth quantity 8 and forty eighth general with a timing of 10.84 seconds.

Arjun Waskale did not advance additional within the males’s 1500m race after ending seventh in warmth primary and twenty sixth general with a timing of three:51.10s.

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In the meantime, within the newest checklist of sanctioned athletes issued by the Athletics Integrity Unit of the world governing physique, India’s triple jumper Donald Makimairaj, who had completed fourth within the World U-20 Championships final yr, has been banned for 4 years after testing constructive for a banned drug.

His ineligibility interval can be as much as August 24, 2025, and his outcomes after August 2, 2021 can be annulled.

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