Hima, Anas and Dutee win silver at Asian Games: India salute athletics heroes

first_imgIndia’s Muhammed Anas and Hima Das claimed the silver medals in the men’s and women’s 400m races respectively, whereas Dutee Chand clinched the silver medal in the women’s 100 metre final at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta on Sunday.Dutee clocked 11.32 seconds to earn the silver. The gold medal went to Edidiong Odiong of Bahrain, who clocked the time of 11.30s while China’s Yongli Wei took the bronze, clocking 11.33s.Reigning Asian champion Anas completed the race in 45.69 seconds to be second, while Hima clocked a national record mark of 50.79 seconds to take the second place in the women’s race.ASIAN GAMES, DAY 8 : LIVE UPDATES | FULL COVERAGE | MEDALSThe two other Indian competitors in the races, Rajiv Arokia and Nirmala finished fourth. While Rajiv timed 45.84 seconds to complete the men’s 400m race, Nirmala finished the race in 52.96 seconds.The men’s title went to Qatar’s Abdalelah Hassan, who completed the race in 44.89 seconds as he fended off Anas, who has a personal best of 45.31 seconds. Anas’ personal best mark had given him a fourth-place finish in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.Ali Khamis of Bahrain picked the bronze medal with a timing of 45.70 as he finished ahead of 2014 edition bronze medallist Rajiv.READ- Muhammed Anas wins men’s 400m silverIn the women’s race, Bahrain’s Salwa Naser produced a Games record timing of 50.09 seconds to finish ahead of 18-year-old Hima, who had renewed the Indian record of 51.00 seconds on Saturday in the semi-finals.Hima, the Under-20 world champion, was India’s medal contender but in the final, Naser, who had won a silver medal at the IAAF World Championships with a national record of 50.06 seconds, proved to be superior to the Indian.advertisementThe bronze medal went to Kazakhstan Elina Milkhina, who clocked 52.63 seconds to finish ahead of Nirmala.READ – Hima Das wins silver in 400m with National RecordSocial media was abuzz with congratulatory messages for the pair, as Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and former cricketers Mohammad Kaif and Virender Sehwag took to twitter to praise their performance.What a day for India in athletics!In a Magnificent run, Indias Dutee Chand won SILVER medal in Women’s 100 m with a timing of 11.32sec.KUDOS to you Champion! #AsianGames2018 #KheloIndia #IndiaAtAsianGames pic.twitter.com/GI6ZH8o4TmRajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 26, 2018What an exceptional run by super athlete @DuteeChand in 100 Metre. That silver medal is a Gold for us. Congratulations everyone. #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/YKwemXrzmmManoj Kumar Sahu (@ManojSahuG) August 26, 2018MUHAMMED ANAS WINS A SILVER!In a remarkable performance, Muhammed Anas gets a Silver in men’s 400 m! The 23-year old athlete has made the country proud! #KheloIndia #AsianGames2018 #IndiaAtAsianGames pic.twitter.com/GKcS0bslUKRajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 26, 2018SILVER FOR @HimaDas818 year-old champion and #TOPSAthlete @himadas8 has bagged a SILVER medal in womens 400 metres!Not only this, she has created a NEW NATIONAL RECORD!WELL DONE, STAR! Keep it up!#KheloIndia #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/nwCX5Sp9poRajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 26, 2018From 51.46 in Tampere to 51.00 in round 1 to 50.79 in the final, an absolute [email protected] . Congratulations on the Silver and thank you for making us happy. Am sure Gold ab door nahi pic.twitter.com/z35V9SeE52Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 26, 2018Also many congratulations to #MuhammedAnas for a splendid performance in the men’s 400m to win the silver.Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 26, 2018Congratulations #HimaDas on the silver in women’s 400m . So proud of you #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/Xsj4TeViXfMohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 26, 2018Congratulations #MuhammedAnas on a fantastic performance to clinch the silver in 400m final. Very proud of you. #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/w4Oq76281LMohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 26, 2018Hima Das wins silver in Asian Games 2018. Congratulations to all .. pic.twitter.com/fxPid4kvfaCol KS Banshtu (@col_banshtu) August 26, 201818 yr old Hima Das wins Silver medal in 400m (clocked 50.79s) and breaks her own NR which she had set in the semis of 51.00. Such a proud moment for India @asiangames2018. What an amazing athlete!Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) August 26, 2018Sprinter Muhammed Anas Yahiya breaks our 36-year-old jinx. He begged the silver medal in the Mens 400-meter event only after KK Premachandran won it in the 1982 Asiad. Superb performance & Congratulations. #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/dSzgABj4WTVijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) August 26, 2018400m India won silver Muhammed AnasSuperb timing #Asiangames2018 #MuhammedAnas pic.twitter.com/TMBotx9gfARajeev Sharma (@rksadhi) August 26, 2018(With inputs from IANS)last_img

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