New Delhi: Top Indian sprinters Hima Das and Mohammad Anas won a gold each in women’s and men’s 300m races respectively at the Athleticky Mitink Reiter event in Czech Republic.
This was Hima’s sixth gold in European races since July 2 though the field in most of them has been mediocre. Her last win was on July 20 when she clinched a gold in her pet 400m event at Nove Mesto in Czech Republic.
“Finished on the top in 300 m in the Athleticky Mitink Reiter 2019 today in Czech Republic,” Hima tweeted after winning the race on Saturday.
Anas, on the other hand, won the men’s 300m race in 32.41 seconds.
“Glad to have won the Gold in men’s 300m at the Athleticky Mitink Reiter 2019 in Czech Republic in a timing of 32.41 secs,” he tweeted.
National record holder Anas has already qualified for 400m event for the World Championships to be held in Doha in September-October while Hima is yet to achieve it.
Delhi to host Indian GP on September 5
Meanwhile, the Athletics Federation of India will organise the Indian Grand Prix-VI in the national capital on September 5 to give its track and field athletes one last chance to qualify for the World Championships.
Male athletes can compete in 400m hurdles, pole vault, long jump, triple jump, shot put, javelin throw and 4x400m relay. For women, the events will be 100m, 200m, 400m and the long jump.
“The Indian Grand Prix which was scheduled for 5th September 2019 at Chennai will now be held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi on same date. This will be the Indian Grand Prix VI,” the AFI said in a circular to its affiliated units.
“Athletes who meet Entry Standards are eligible to participate. Their performance must have been achieved either in National Meet or State Meet where electronic system had been used,” it added.
The AFI also invited foreign athletes to take part in the event.
The World Champio-nships are scheduled to be held in Doha from September 28-October 6 and the qualifying deadline for the prestigious event is midnight of September 6....