Indian athletes put up a creditable show at the Asian Games. And their effort did not go in vain. India’s Muhammed Anas finished 2nd in the men’s 400m final, clocking a time of 45.69s. While compatriot Rajiv Arokia finishes 4th with a timing of 45.84s.
Further , India’s new sprint sensation , Hima Das has done the nation proud . The sprinter from Nagaon, Assam won a creditable silver in the 400metres finals . In superb display she finished just behind Bahrain’s Silwa Nasa to finish second in the 400m final.
The reigning World Youth Champion, Hima clocked a timing of 50.79. She on the way broke the National record. Another Indian runner Nirmla Sheoren finished 4th with a timing of 50.96.
The fine showing by athletes has now lifted India’s medal tally the on- going games. It now stands at 36. India has as of now won 7 Gold , 9 Silver and 20 Bronze Medals.
Here’s the pic with #Indian tricolor, First Indian women to complete a 400m race under 51.00s. #Assam girl @HimaDas8, the U20 World Champion has added an #AsianGames Silver medal to her collection with a superb timing of 50.79s at #AsianGames2018 #EnergyOfAsia pic.twitter.com/sMXlwLK3Mi
— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) August 26, 2018
Former track queen PT Usha tweeted her congratulations to Muhammed Anas and Hima Das
— P.T. Usha (@PTUshaOfficial) August 26, 2018
Keeping up the good work of the duo, another athlete Lakhmanan Govindan created history has he won the Bronze medal in the men’s 10,000m