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Indian men’s & women’s 4x400m relay teams qualify for Paris 2024 Olympics, despite setback

Indian men’s & women’s 4x400m relay teams qualify for Paris 2024 Olympics, despite setback

World Athletics Relays: The Indian men's 4x400m relay team overcame the loss of Rajesh Ramesh to qualify for Paris 2024 Olympics.

In a great result for the Indian men’s and women’s 4x400m relay teams, both have secured the Paris 2024 Olympics qualification, after a stellar show at the World Athletics Relays, late on Monday. The Indian women’s quartet of Rupal Chaudhary, MR Poovamma, Jyothika Sri Dandi, and Subha Venkatesan, clocked a time of 3.29:35s, to finish behind Jamaica (3:28.54) in their heat. in their heat.

This effort was enough for the team to sail through to Olympics 2024. On the other hand, the men’s quartet of Muhammed Anas Yahiya, Muhammed Ajmal, Arokia Rajiv, and Amoj Jacob, also finished a similar second in their hear with a time of 3.3:23s, behind USA (2:59.95). The qualification criteria needed India to finish in the top two of their heats, to qualify automatically for the Paris Olympics 2024.

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First Round Qualification Mishap for Indian Men’s Relay Team

The Indian men’s 4x400m relay team had suffered a big blow on Sunday, when one of the runners, Rajesh Ramesh had pulled out of the race midway, during the first-round qualifying heat, due to cramps. But luckily for India, seasoned Rajiv Arokia stepped in when the team needed him the most.

On the other hand, in the first-round qualifying heat for women’s, the Indian team clocked a time of 3.29:74s.

Neeraj Chopra to Lead Indian Track & Field Team

Ace Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will lead the 19-member track & field squad at the Paris 2024 Games. There, the athletics events begin on August 1, that will also consist of the two Indian relay teams now.

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