Four Indian athletes – in the guys and ladies’ 1500 meters race – managed to clear the Athletics Federation of India qualification hints for Asian Athletics Championships to be held in Doha, from April 21 to April 24. The qualification marks were accomplished in the fourth leg of the Indian Athletics Grand Prix held in Panchkula, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. The final choice of the Indian group for the Doha championships will take area after the 23rd Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships to be held from March 15-18 in Patiala.
Haryana athlete Manjit Singh Chahal, who had won a gold medal inside the 800m on the Asian Games, grabbed the win in the guys’ 1500m race. He crossed the finish line in three minutes and forty-five .37 seconds, going below the qualification guiding principle, which stood at 3 mins and 46 seconds. Then, he changed into joined using Ajay Kumar Saroj, who clocked a time of 3: forty-five .75 mins, also underneath the qualification guiding principle. Saroj, 22, could be hoping to guard his Asian Championships gold medal, having received the 1500m race on the previous version in Bhubaneswar in 2017.
Lili Das and PU Chithra went below the AFI’s guideline of 4:15.00 mins in the women’s opposition over the same distance. The 21-12 months-antique Das clocked a time of four:13.53 minutes to facet out Chithra, who clocked a time of 4:13.58 minutes. China won the gold medal of the 1500m race on the 2017 edition of the AAC in Bhubaneswar. VK Vismaya of Kerala and Arokia Rajiv of Tamil Nadu received the lady’s and guys’ 200m races respectively. Rajiv, who won silver medals over the 4×400 guys and blended crew relay on the Asian Games in 2018, changed into rapid off the blocks inside the 200m race and gained with a time of 20.74 seconds, no longer a long way from the national document of 20.63s which stands in the name of Muhammad Anas. Rajiv turned into hardly challenged in his race, with countrywide report holder Anas clocking 21.15s to take silver even as Punjab’s Lovepreet Singh claiming bronze with a time of 21.59s.
ADVERTISEMENT In the ladies’ race, VK Vismaya, who’s higher recognized for prevailing a relay gold inside the girls’ 400m at the Asian Games, received over the shorter distance with a new non-public exceptional time. Vismaya clocked 23.80s to shave .10 off her preceding excellent. She easily beat Karnataka’s NS Inchara, who stopped the clock at 24.05s, while Anjali Devi climbed the 0.33 step of the podium with a time of 24.35s. Poovamma MR gained the girls’ four hundred meters with a time of fifty-three.73s, while Saritaben Gayakwad got here in 2nd, simplest 0.04s slower than the former. Jasna Mathew became 1/3 with a time of 54.17s.