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Poznan Athletics Grand Prix: Hima Das wins 200m gold

World junior champion Hima clocked 23.65 seconds on her way to the 200m gold. She has a personal best of 23.10 seconds, which she clocked last year.

SNS | New Delhi |

In her first competitive 200 metre race of the year, star sprinter Hima Das bagged gold while national record holder shot putter Tajinder Pal Singh Toor won the bronze at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland on Thursday.

World junior champion Hima clocked 23.65 seconds on her way to the 200m gold. She has a personal best of 23.10 seconds, which she clocked last year.

VK Vismaya, another Indian in the fray, finished third with a personal best time of 23.75 seconds.

Muhammed Anas, the 400-metre national record holder, finished third in the men’s 200m race with a timing of 20.75 seconds. KS Jeevan clinched the men’s 400m bronze in 47.25 seconds.

Meanwhile, Toor won the men’s shot put bronze with a best effort of 19.62 metre.

Youth Affairs and Sports Minister of India Kiren Rijiju took to Twitter to congratulate the athletes.

“Hearty congratulations to India’s prides! Sprinter @HimaDas8 won the women’s 200m gold, Vismaya wins bronze medal while Shot putter Tajinder Pal Singh Toor bagged a bronze in the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland,” wrote Rjiju on the microblogging website.

(With inputs from IANS)