Prague [Czech Republic], July 22 (ANI): Indian sprinter Muhammad Anas broke his own 400m national record at the Cena Noveho Mesta nad Metuji event here on Saturday.
The 23-the-old achieved the feat while winning gold with a time of 45.24 seconds in the tournament.
The earlier national record of 45.31 seconds was made by the sprinter during the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Queensland.
Athletics Federation of India (AFI) president Adille J. Sumariwalla tweeted a congratulatory message on the occasion and gave credit to the support staff as well.
Well done Mohd Anas @muhammedanasyah & Team India led by Olympic Medalist & Coach Ms Galina Bukharina,D. Coach Basant Singh & Physio's,Masseur's etc. Thnk U DG SAI @NeelamKapur & Gov of India @Ra_THORe for your support to AFI & clearing d team for training & competition in Europe— Adille Sumariwalla OLY (@Adille1) July 21, 2018
Meanwhile, in women's event, Machettira Raju Poovamma won gold for India in the 400m race with a timing of 53.01 seconds. (ANI)