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Asian Games 2018: Muhammed Anas, Arokia Rajiv move to 400m semifinals, Chetan qualifies for high jump final

Muhammed Anas, who holds the national record in the event, topped his heat after clocking 45.63sec, while Arokia Rajiv took 46.82sec to qualify from Heat 4.

By: PTI | Jakarta |
August 25, 2018 12:25:42 pm
Muhammed Anas Yahiya of India competes at Asian Games Muhammed Anas registered time of 45.63 seconds in Heats of 400m. (Source: Reuters)

Asian champion Muhammed Anas and Arokia Rajiv qualified for the men’s 400m semifinals on the opening day of the Asian Games athletics competition on Saturday.

Anas, who holds the national record in the event, topped his heat after clocking 45.63sec, while Rajiv took 46.82sec to qualify from Heat 4.

Anas, who has a personal best of 45.24, easily finished ahead of Qatar’s Mohamed Abbas (45.81) and Sri Lanka’s Kalinga Kumarage (45.99).

Rajiv came finished second behind Qatar’s Abdalelah Hassan (46.28).

The semifinals will be held in the evening.

In high jump, Chetan Balasubramanya made the final by clearing 2.15m but none of the 13 qualifiers could touch the automatic qualfication mark, which was set at 2.20m.

Chetan began with 2.05m before clearing 2.15m to manage a place in the final line-up.

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