Indian men's 4x400m relay team breaks 18-year-old national record

Posted on:14 Jun 2016 14:07:24
Indian men's 4x400m relay team breaks 18-year-old national record
14 June 2016 Current Affairs: The Indian men's 4x400m relay team on 12 June 2016 created a new national record, clocking 3:02.17 at the International Sprint and Relay Teams Cup at Erzurum, Turkey.

The team improved the previous record of 3:02.62 set at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok.

On the other hand, the Indian women's 4x400m relay team clocked 3:30.16 and jumped to world No 12 in the rankings. In the 2016 South Asian Games, the women's relay team finished the race with a timing of 3:35.44 to win the gold. They also recorded their fastest time of 3:29.08 in the 2016 IAAF World Championships which took place in Beijing.

4x400 metres relay : The 4×400 metres relay or long relay is an athletics track event in which teams consist of four runners who each complete 400 metres or one lap. It is traditionally the final event of a track meet.

Relay race runners typically carry a relay baton which they must transfer between teammates.Runners have a 20 m box in which to transfer the baton.

Unlike the 4 × 100 m relay, runners in the 4 × 400 typically look back and grasp the baton from the incoming runner.

Internationally, the U.S. men's team has dominated the event, but have been challenged by Jamaica in the 1950s and Britain in the 1990s.

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