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Rio 2016 Olympics: India to send 100 sportspersons for 1st time after Mohammad Anas qualifies in 400m

Mohammad Anas clocked 45.40secs, the exact Rio qualification timing, to book the Olympics ticket on Saturday.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: June 26, 2016 2:34:52 pm
rio olympics, rio 2016 olympics, India olympics, india olympics team, rio 2016, muhammad anas, india at olympics, sports news, sports Mohammad Anas also set the national record while qualifying for Rio. (Source: PTI)

Indian quartermiler Mohammad Anas qualified for the Rio Olympics by shattering the men’s 400m national record on the second day of Polish Athletics Championship at Bydgoszcz.

21-year-old Anas clocked 45.40secs, the exact Rio qualification timing, to book the Olympics ticket on Saturday and become the 21st Indian track and field athlete to qualify for the upcoming Games.

The Kerala athlete shattered his own national record of 45.44secs which he set on Friday on the first day of the same competition at this Polish city.

Rajiv Arokia, whose national record of 45.47secs Anas broke on Friday, finished second with a timing of 45.60secs.

Anas had won a silver in the Federation Cup National Athletics Championships here in April with a timing of 45.74secs.

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