India end IAAF World Relays 2019 on poor note

Indian athletes finished their campaign at the IAAF World Relays 2019 on a poor note on Saturday after the men's, women's and mixed relay teams failed to make it to the final.

While the Indian men finished at the sixth place in Heat 2 with a time of 3:06.05, the women's team finished fifth in Heat 3 with a best effort of 3:31.93. Also, India finished at the 18th place in the women's relay to miss their chance for qualifying for the World Championships, slated to be held in Doha later this year.

The mixed 4x400m relay team comprising Jithu Baby, Sonia Baishya, Prachi and Antony Alex finished fifth in Heat 1 with a time of 3:23:59.

In the men's relay event, the Indian team of Jithu Baby, Jeevan K. Suresh, Kunhu Muhammed and Muhammed Anas Yahiya failed to put up a show to end at the sixth place.