India’s Muhamamd Anas Yahiya breaks own 400m record to win gold in Czech Republic

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India’s sprinter Muhamamd Anas Yahiya has smashed his own Indian record in 400m race to win India gold in Czech Republic. With the timing of 45.24 seconds at the Cena Noveho Mesta nad Metuji meet in Czech Republic on Saturday, Anas was able to break his previous best timing of 45.31 seconds clocked at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast this year, when he had missed out on bronze medal narrowly.

Muhamamd Anas Yahiya

Athletics Federation of India was quick to congratulate Anas for his historic success at an international event. Its tweet read, “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.”

It also retweeted the race video of Anas that a user had posted on Twitter.

The new success in the world of track and field for India has come just days after Hima Das stunned everyone by clinching a rare Gold medal at Finland when she won the women’s 400m event at the IAAF World U20 Championships.

On Saturday, India’s Poovamma too won the gold medal in women 400m by clocking 53.01 seconds even though there were just five women in the race. However, this has not stopped sports lovers to drive home a point about the recent successes enjoyed by Indian athletes at international events.

Journalist Tridib Baparnash wrote, “Indian athletes continue to fly high as star sprinter Mohd. Anas breaks his own 400m national record with a timing of 45.24 seconds in #Czech.” Another user wrote, “I think…… India is developing in sports very fastly ..it will continue.”

When he reached the finals in this year’s Commonwealth Games, Anas had become only the second Indian athlete to achieve this feat after Milkha Singh, who won gold in the 440 yards race at Cardiff in 1958.

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