Cali (Colombia): The Indian combined 4×400 relay crew clinched a silver medal by bettering its personal Asian report time within the last of the World U-20 Athletics Championships right here.
The Indian quartet of Barath Sridhar, Priya Mohan, Kapil and Rupal Chaudhary clocked 3 minutes and 17.67 seconds to complete behind USA (3:17.69) on Tuesday evening.
The Indian crew bettered its personal earlier Asian report of three:19.62 set right here a day earlier throughout the heats. The brand new timing of three:17.67 is the second greatest (in juniors) within the all time checklist within the occasion, behind USA’s.
The Indian crew had additionally certified for the ultimate as second general throughout the three warmth races behind USA.
This was India’s second consecutive medal in combined 4x400m relay on the World U-20 Athletics Championships after the bronze on the final version in Nairobi in 2021, the place the occasion was launched for the primary time.
Rupal is the one new member of the quartet that had received bronze final 12 months whereas Sridhar, Priya and Kapil had been there in that crew.
The silver medal-winning efficiency was all of the extra spectacular as many of the Indians reached right here only a day earlier than the beginning of the occasion after an onerous journey as a consequence of visa points.
Jamaica took the bronze in 3:19.98.
India had received two silver and one bronze within the final version.
On Tuesday, Rupal and Priya had additionally made it to the 400m semifinals after robust performances within the first spherical heats.
Rupal received warmth in 52.50s, whereas Priya clocked 52.56s to complete second in warmth quantity 5. Rupal was second general throughout 5 heats, whereas Priya was fourth. Priya had completed fourth within the 400m last within the final version in Nairobi in 2021.
The 15-year-old Ashakiran Barla didn’t make it to the ladies’s 800m finals after ending fifth in warmth 3 and fifteenth general within the semifinals with a time of two:06.86. The highest two in every warmth and the subsequent two quickest throughout the three semifinal heats qualify for the finals.
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