The Indian quartet of Muhammad Anas, Noah Nirmal Tom, Muhammed Ajmal and Amol Jacob have qualified for the final of the men’s 4 x 400 relay after a stellar performance in their heat number 2 at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Friday.
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The Indian team finished in second place in heat 2, with a time of 3:06.97 seconds. At the top was team Kenya, who clocked a timing of 3:06.76s. In third position was the Trinidad and Tobago team, which finished with a timing of 3:07.12s on the board.
These three teams have earned a place in the final. Barbados also earned a spot in the final after a time of 3:07.23s, finishing in fourth place in their heat.
Indian Ancy Sojan Edappilly also failed to reach the women’s long jump final after finishing seventh in the Group A qualifying round and 13th overall.
She had the best attempt of 6.25 m in her second attempt. The top six players from her group qualified for the final. The automatic qualifying mark was 6.75 m. Australia’s Brooke Buschkuehl took first place in Group A with the best jump of 6.84 m.
Second and third place were taken by England’s Lorraine Ugen (best 6.79 m) and Nigerian Ruth Usoro (best 6.59 m). Earlier, Indian athlete Jyothi Yarraji failed to qualify for the final of the women’s 100m hurdles. She finished fourth in round one, heat two. Yarraji had clocked the timing of 13.18 seconds and finished 10th overall.