Four Indian athletes – in the guys and girls’ 1500 meters race – managed to clear the Athletics Federation of India qualification guidelines for Asian Athletics Championships to be held in Doha, from April 21 to April 24. The qualification marks have been finished inside the fourth leg of the Indian Athletics Grand Prix held in Panchkula, Chandigarh on Wednesday. The very last selection of Indian crew for Doha championships will take vicinity after the twenty-third Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships to be held from March 15-18 in Patiala. Haryana athlete Manjit Singh Chahal, who had won a gold medal inside the 800m at the Asian Games, grabbed the win in the guys’ 1500m race. He crossed the finish line in a time of 3 minutes and forty-five .37 seconds, going underneath the qualification tenet which stood at 3 minutes and forty-six seconds. He turned into joined by way of Ajay Kumar Saroj, who clocked a time of three:45.Seventy-five minutes, additionally under the qualification tenet. Saroj, 22, maybe hoping to shield his Asian Championships gold medal, having gained the 1500m race at the preliminary version in Bhubaneswar in 2017. In the women’s competition over the equal distance, Lili Das and PU Chithra went below the AFI’s guideline of 4:15.00 mins. The 21-year-old Das clocked a time of 4: thirteen. Fifty-three minutes to an area out Chithra who clocked a time of four:13.58 mins. Chithra gained the gold medal of the 1500m race on the 2017 edition of the AAC in Bhubaneswar. VK Vismaya of Kerala and Arokia Rajiv of Tamil Nadu received the women’s and guys’ 200m races respectively. Rajiv who won silver medals over the 4×400 guys’s and mixed group relay on the Asian Games in 2018, turned into speedy off the blocks inside the 200m race, and won with a time of 20.74 seconds, now not a long way from the national report of 20.63s which stands within the name of Muhammad Anas. Rajiv was infrequently challenged in his race, with countrywide file holder Anas clocking 21.15s to take silver while Punjab’s Lovepreet Singh is claiming bronze with a time of 21.59s.
In the girls’ race, VK Vismaya, who is better known for winning a relay gold within the girls’ 400m on the Asian Games received over the shorter distance with a brand new personal best time. Vismaya clocked 23.80s to shave .10 off her preceding excellent. She easily beat Karnataka’s NS Inchara who stopped the clock at 24.05s while Anjali Devi climbed the 1/3 step of the podium with a time of 24.35s. Poovamma MR won the women’s four hundred meters with a time of 53.73s, at the same time as Saritaben Gayakwad got here in second, best zero.04s slower than the previous. Jisna Mathew turned into third with a time of fifty four.17s.