Hima Das, Mohammad Anas win gold in Czech Republic

Hima clinched her sixth gold in European races since July 2.

File Photo: Before Sunday, Hima had clinched her last gold at Novo Mesto on July 20.   -  Ritu Raj Konwar

Top Indian sprinters Hima Das and Mohammad Anas won a gold medal each at the Athleticky Mitink Reiter tourney in Czech Republic. Hima took the top spot in the women’s 300m category, while Anas finished at the top in men’s 300m.

This was Hima’s sixth gold in European races since July 2. The field in most of them, however, 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 300m 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 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.

Anas, the national record holder, has already qualified for the 400m event for the World Championships to be held in Doha in September-October while Hima is yet to achieve it.