NEW DELHI: The Indian men’s 4x400m relay team broke the Asian record in a stunning race, clocking 2 minute 59.05 seconds to qualify for their maiden final of the World Championships on August 26.
The Indian quartet of Muhammed Anas Yahiya, Amoj Jacob, Muhammed Ajmal Variyathodi and Rajesh Ramesh finished second in heat number one behind USA (2:58.47) to make it to the final. In fact, they were second only to world champions US.
The top three finishers in each of the two heats and the next two fastest qualify for the final. The earlier Asian record of 2:59.51 was in the name of Japanese team. The earlier National record was 3:00.25 set in 2016.