Ace sprinter Hima Das on Saturday bagged her third international gold in two weeks after she bagged the top spot in women’s 200m event at the Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic.
Das clocked 23.43 seconds to bag the top honour.
Meanwhile, national record holder Muhammed Anas also won gold in the men’s 400m race with a timing of 45.21 seconds. Anas bettered his own national record in men’s 400m to clinch gold and qualify for the World Championships.
In her first competitive 200m race of the year on July 2, Das had clocked 23.65 seconds to win gold at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland.
After that, she won her second 200m gold at the Kutno Athletics Meet, also in Poland, on July 8. Braving a sore back, the Assam runner had clocked 23.97 seconds to win the gold while Kerala runner VK Vismaya had grabbed silver with a timing of 24.06 seconds.
World junior champion Hima has a personal best of 23.10 seconds which she clocked last year.
The other gold winners are Archana in 100m (11.74 sec), Harsh Kumar in 400m (46.76 sec), Lili Das in 1500m (4:19.05), Sahil Silwal in the javelin throw (78.50m), women’s 4×100 relay (45.81 sec).
Rahul (1500m; 3:50.69), Jisna Mathew (400m, 53.76) and Gajanand Mistry (400m, 47.23) won silver medals while Rohit Yadav bagged a bronze in the javelin throw (73.33m).
(With inputs from IANS and PTI)