Silver medal to India in Men’s 400x4m. relay at  Asian games

Silver medal to India in Men’s 400x4m. relay at Asian games

The men’s 4×400 m team ran their hearts out to bag a silver (3:01.85s) with Japan (3:01.94s) finishing close on their heels. Qatar, who were the clear favorites to left everyone chasing their shadows with a sublime 3:00.56 secs. on the clock.

For the Indians, Kunhu Muhammed began proceedings with the first lap before the baton was passed to 2018 Asiad 400 m hurdles silver medallist Dharun Ayyasamay. Bu the time the baton reached Anas, Qatar was pulling away. The Indian team was placed fourth at that time. India seemed out of medal contention just when their fastest runner Mohammed Anas took over. The Indian team was placed fourth at that time but the Kerala runner maintained a steady pace to pass two runners and in his final stretch, took off to put India just behind the race leaders. It was up to Arokiya Rajiv, who was part of the 2014 squad that finished fourth, to keep Japan at bay. Rajiv did not give up despite a stiff challenge from Shota Iizuka and ensured the silver meal was sealed for the Indian team.

Congratulations team for winning the medal.

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Dharun Ayyaswamy bags Silver at 400mt. hurdles in Asian Games

Dharun Ayyaswamy bags Silver at 400mt. hurdles in Asian Games

Dharun Ayyasamy (born 31 December 1996) is an Indian track athlete. He specializes in the 400m. and the 400m. hurdles events. He participated in the 4x400m. relay event at the 2016 Olympics.

Dharun was born in a village called Ravuthampalayam near Avinashi in Tiruppur district. When he was in fourth grade, his father died of tuberculosis.  Dharun’s mother is a school teacher while his sister Sathya plays volleyball for Tamil Nadu. He completed his schooling at Century foundation, Tirupur.

Dharun won the 400m  hurdles gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games in Guwahati with a time of 50.54 seconds, finishing 0.03 seconds ahead of fellow Indian Jithin Paul whom he overtook at the last hurdle.

Dharun was surprised though. His 48.96s is the first time an Indian has run below the 49s mark in the quarter mile hurdles. His silver also seemed improbable until the final stretch.  The 21-year-old was lurking in fourth till the 300m mark but passed the competitors in the last 100m stretch to cross, but an incredible burst in the final stages helped him pip Japanese Takatoshi Abe (49.12s) for a silver as the gold was taken home by Qatar’s Abderrahman Samba with a Games record time of 47.66s.

Congratulations to you on your achievement and best wishes for your future games.

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