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Anas, Vithya, Poovamma and Nirmal shine in inaugural National Open Relay Carnival

National Camp A teams dominated the races in men's and women's sections to clinch the gold medals, while Anas, Vithya, Poovamma and Nirmal combined to top the mixed relay event.

Anas, Vithya, Poovamma and Nirmal shine in inaugural National Open Relay Carnival

Men's National Camp A team of Muhammed Anas Yahiya, Arokia Rajiv, Nirmal Noah Tom, and Muhammed Ajmal V won the gold medal at the inaugural National Open Relay event in Chandigarh on March 24, 2024. (PritishRaj/TheBridge)


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 24 March 2024 5:39 PM GMT

National A team comprising Arokia Rajiv, Muhammed Ajmal V, Muhammed Anas Yahiya, and Nirmal Noah Tom clocked 3:05.71 seconds to win the gold medal in the men 4x400 event at the inaugural National Open Relay Carvinal in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Amoj, who returned to the competition after missing the 5th India Open 400m competition earlier this month, finished the race for National Camp A.

Also following the suit was the women's team. National Team A of Vithya Ramraj, Poovamma, Dandi Jyothika Sri, and Rupal Choudhary clocked a fantastic 3:28.64s to claim the top spot.

This was a good time given this was only the second domestic 400m competition.

Earlier, Anas, Vithya, Poovamma, and Nirmal combined to clinch the 4x400m mixed Relay final, clocking an impressive time of 3:17.37s.

Meanwhile, Reliance won the 4x100m women's relay event, with Sukhi Baskey, Sabita Tappo, Bonita Lakra, and P Sahu clocking 46.89s to win the gold medal.

In the U20 category, Junior Camp A of Ramol Bhonsle, Abiynaya Rajarajan, Neole Cornelio, and Sakshi Chavan won the women's 4x100 event, clocking an impressive 45.81s ahead of Junior Camp B and Punjab, who clocked 46.81s and Punjab 51.60s, respectively.

In the U20 men's section, Vallipi, Mahendra Santa, Karthikeyan S., and D Jayaram ran an impressive race to make a top-of-the-table podium finish with a time of 40.65s.

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