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2024 Asian Relay C'ships: India second-best in the 4x400m

Despite a spirited effort, both the men and women's team could only manage a silver.

2024 Asian Relay Cships: India second-best in the 4x400m
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While the men were pipped to the post by Sri Lanka, the women finished behind Vietnam (Photo credit: Asian Relay Championships)

By

The Bridge Desk

Updated: 22 May 2024 4:49 AM GMT

The final day of the 2024 Asian Relay Championships in Bangkok witnessed two more Indian teams achieve a podium finish.

First, in the 4x400m women's relay event, the Indian quartet comprising of Vithya Ramraj, MR Poovamma, Prachi and Rupal Chaudhary clocked 3:33.55 to finish second-best behind Vietnam.

The women for Vietnam finished well ahead of the Indians and crossed the finish-line with a time of 3:30.81.

Thereafter, it was time for the Indian men's 4x400m team to put their spikes on with Muhammed Yahiya, Santosh Tamilarasan, Mijo Kurian and Rajiv Arokia going to work.

Despite a spirited effort, they were pipped to the post by neighbours Sri Lanka who clocked 3:04.48.

The Indians' silver winning effort was 3:05.76.

Earlier, on day-1 of the meet, the Indian 4x400m mixed relay team of Muhammad Ajmal, Jyothika Sri, Amoj Jacob and Subha Venkatesan had broken the national record en-route to winning the gold medal.

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