Hima Das, Muhammed Anas grab gold medals in Poland

Hima Das, Muhammed Anas grab gold medals in Poland


Indian sprinter Hima Das won her second international gold in women's 200m at the Kutno Athletics Meet as part of Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland on Sunday.

National record holder Muhammed Anas also won the gold in men's 200m race with a time of 21.18 seconds. Hima clocked 23.97 seconds to clinch the gold while VK Vismaya bagged the silver in 24.06. Back pain problems with which Hima has been struggling for the past few months did not deter her performance in any way. This was Hima's second competitive 200m race of the year. She has a personal best of 23.10s, which she clocked last year. Vismaya had finished third in that meet with a personal best time of 23.75.

MP Jabir won the gold in men's 400m hurdles in 50.21 seconds while Jithin Paul was third in 52.26 secs. Indians swept the women's 400m race through P Saritaben (52.77 secs), Sonia Baishya (53.73 secs) and R Vithya (53.73 secs).