India’s sprinter Muhammad Anas Yahiya on Saturday made his new national record for the 400 meters in Cena Noveho Mastanad Metuji. Anas broke his own old record of 45.31s, taking the time of 45.24 seconds. He made this record in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games played in Australia’s Gold Coast this year, where he was in fourth place. The AFI wrote, “Congratulations on Mohammed Anas to break India’s record in the Czech Republic in 400 meters. He broke his own old 45.31-second record by making a new record of 45.24 s. Congratulations to coach Gaylena Bukhariya also for success. Anas had earlier broken the national record, taking the time of 45.40 s in the Polish Athletics Championship in June-2016. After this performance, he became the third Indian to qualify for the Olympics in 400 meters. Before him, Milkha Singh and K.M. Binu had qualified for the Olympics.
The 400-meter final was won by Izak Makwala of Botswana and managed to capture the gold medal. Makwala took 45.09 seconds. At the same time, Babuloki Thebe of Botswana won Silver Medal with 45.09 secs. Third place was booked by Javon Francis of Jamaica. Francis took 45.11 seconds. On the other hand, Hima Das has managed to qualify in 400 meters women’s event.
Congrats Mohd. ANAS @muhammedanasyah for breaking his own 400m #Indian record in #Czech Rep. New Record-45.24s,Previous Best-45.31s
Congrats coach Galina Bukharina for success of #HimaDas & #Anas! #AsianGames2018@Ra_THORe @IndiaSports @Media_SAI @NeelamKapur @Adille1 pic.twitter.com/wn5x0s3FpT
— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) July 21, 2018
Star Runner MR Poovamma also gave the country medal in women’s 400-meter race. Taking the time of 53.01 seconds, She took the gold medal in his name. Sprinter Rajiv Araokiya took the second position in the men’s 200 meters race, taking 20.77 seconds. Anas also congratulated AFI President Adil Sumariwala on social media.
— Nitin Arya (@nitinarya99) July 21, 2018
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) congratulated Anas and his foreign coach Galina Bukhariya on Twitter for this achievement. Apart from this, star runner MR Poovamma also gave the country medal in women’s 400-meter race. Taking the time of 53.01 seconds, She took the gold medal in his name. Sprinter Rajiv Araokiya took the second position in the men’s 200 meters race, taking 20.77 seconds. Anas also congratulated AFI President Adil Sumarya on social media. Slowly India’s performance in the athletics is getting better than before. In which Hima Das and Mohammed Anas are acting as Sanjivani.