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Dutee smashes own national record, Hima suffers injury

Press Trust of India  |  Doha 

smashed her own in the women's 100m dash heat to qualify for the semifinals while suffered a back to bow out of the women's 400m race on the opening day of here Sunday.

The 23-year-old Dutee clocked 11.28 seconds to win the heat number four of the women's 100m race and qualify for the semifinals. He bettered her earlier of 11.29 seconds which she set last year in Guwahati.

The Odisha runner, however, could not touch the 11.24 second qualification mark for the World Championships, to be held here in September-October.

Other top Indian athletes like Jinson Johnson (men's 800m), and (both men's 400m), (men's triple jump) and (women's 1500m) expectedly advanced to the next round of their respective events.

holder Johnson clocked 1:53.43 in men's 800m heats to finish second behind Qatar's and qualify for the semifinals. Mohammed Afsal, who was named in the team in place of Manjit Singh, won his 800m heat in 1:52.93 to qualify for the semifinals.

In women's 800m, clocked 2:04.96 to finish second in her heat and qualify for the finals. The other Indian in the event, Twinkle Choudhary, could not qualify for the semifinals after finishing fourth in her heat with a timing of 2:07.00.

won his men's 400m heat with a timing of 46.25 seconds to advance to the semifinals while Anas clocked 46.46s to finish third in his heat and also advanced to the semifinals.

In men's triple jump, Chitravel finished ninth with a jump of 15.66m to qualify for the finals.

Sprint sensation failed to finish her 400m heat as she suffered a back muscle The other Indian in the fray, M R Poovamma (52.46 seconds) finished second in her heat behind gold medal favourite of to qualify for the final round.

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First Published: Sun, April 21 2019. 17:40 IST