Record holder Anas not included in 400m at Worlds

The top class field at the Worlds would have offered Anas a wonderful chance to qualify for next year's Tokyo Olympics.

Muhammad Anas (left) only figures in the 4x400m relays, men and mixed, according to the provisional entry list for the Doha Worlds released by IAAF on Thursday.   -  FILE PHOTO/SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR

 

He had broken the national record a few times and had qualified for next week's World Athletics Championships in the 400m category but strangely, the Athletics Federation of India has not entered Muhammed Anas in the individual event.

His name figures only in the 4x400m relays, men and mixed, according to the provisional entry list for the Doha Worlds released by the world body IAAF on Thursday.

The top class field at the Worlds would have offered Anas a wonderful chance to qualify for next year's Tokyo Olympics. He had achieved the qualification standard (45.30s) by clocking 45.21s at Kladno, Czech Republic, in July.

Surprisingly, A. Dharun's name figures in the 400m hurdles (apart from the relay) though he is far away from his best after suffering a shin bone stress fracture a few months ago.

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