Muhammed Anas, Hima Das take easy gold in Czech Republic

Weak field sees Indians take top four spots in the men's 400m.

Hima Das won her fourth gold medal since July 2 when she ran her first competitive race in Europe.   -  GETTY IMAGES

It was virtually an all-India race as national record holder Muhammed Anas won the men’s 400m gold in 45.40s in the Tabor Grand Prix at Tabor, Czech Republic, on Wednesday evening.

There were three Indians behind him with Nirmal Noah Tom clocking a season-best 45.59s for the silver while K.S. Jeevan and M.P. Jabir took the next two spots. Britain’s Grant Plenderleith was way behind, in 47.51s for the fifth place.

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Hima Das (23.25s) and V.K. Vismaya (23.43) clocked their season best as they took the top two spots in the women’s 200m.

The field in both the races was such a weak one that it would have been a surprise if the Indians had not won.

SEASON-BEST FOR MALLICK

Meanwhile, national record holder Amiya Kumar Mallick won the men’s 100m bronze clocking a season-best 10.55s in the Lapinlahti Grand Prix in Finland this evening.

It was the first time Mallick, whose national record 10.26s came in 2016, was going below 11s this year. Malaysian Jonathan Nyepa (10.48s) and Rechmial Miller (10.52) finished ahead of the Indian.

The results (Indians only)

At Tabor, Czech Republic

Men’s 400m: 1. Muhammed Anas (45.40s), 2. Nirmal Noah Tom (45.59), 3. K.S. Jeevan (46.60), 4. M.P. Jabir (47.16).

Women’s 400m: 1. Hima Das (23.25s), 2. V.K. Vismaya (23.43).

At Lapinlahti, Finland

Men’s 100m: 3. Amiya Kumar Mallick (10.55s).