The Indian men’s and women’s 4×400 metre relay teams have qualified for Paris Olympics after finishing second in their respective second-round heats at the World Athletics Relays in the Bahamas today.

In the women’s competition, the quartet of Rupal Chaudhary, M R Poovamma, Jyothika Sri Dandi and Subha Venkatesan clocked 3 minutes and 29.35 seconds to finish second behind Jamaica in heat number one to book a Paris Games


Later, the men’s squad of Muhammed Anas Yahiya, Muhammed Ajmal, Arokia Rajiv and Amoj Jacob finished with a collective timing of 3 minutes and 3.23 seconds to also finish second in their heat, behind USA.

The top two teams in each of the three heats in the second round were to qualify for the Olympics to be held from the 26th of July to the 11th of August.

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