Indian Mixed 4x400m relay team sets new national record, secures gold at Asian Relay Championships

Indian Mixed 4x400m relay team

The Indian mixed 4x400m relay team, comprising of Muhammed Ajmal, Jyothika Sri Dandi, Amoj Jacob, and Subha Venkatesan, made history at the Asian Relay Championships 2024 in Bangkok, Thailand. The team not only clinched the gold medal but also set a new national record.

Record-breaking performance by Indian Mixed 4x400m relay team

The quartet clocked an impressive 3 minutes and 14.12 seconds, shaving 0.22 seconds off the previous national record. This record-breaking performance was a significant improvement from the previous national record of 3:14.34, set by Ajmal, Vithya Ramraj, Rajesh Ramesh, and Subha at the Asian Games in 2023.

Each member played a crucial role in this achievement. Ajmal and Subha, who were part of the team that held the previous national record, brought their experience and expertise to the table. Jyothika Sri Dandi and Amoj Jacob, on the other hand, brought fresh energy and determination, contributing significantly to the team’s success.

Despite their record-breaking effort, the team did not qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics. The team needed to clock less than 3:13.56 to move into one of the two remaining ranking quotas with the qualification cycle ending on June 30. However, this does not diminish the significance of their achievement at the Asian Relay Championships.

The Asian Relay Championships 2024 was the inaugural edition of the event. The Indian team’s gold medal win and the setting of a new national record in such a prestigious event is a proud moment for Indian athletics. It showcases the potential and promise of Indian athletes on the international stage.

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