Avinash Sable clocked 8 minutes 18.12 seconds in heat number 2 to finish seventh and better his earlier national record of 8:20.20
The Indian sprinter is training in Hyderabad with coach Ramesh before she flies off to Tokyo for the Olympics
For the Telangana coach, it will be his third appearance as coach in the Olympics after accompanying the hockey team as fitness trainer in Sydney
AFI President Adille J Sumariwalla said it was significant that as many as 12 individual athletes and our 4x400m mixed relay team had attained entry standards, laid down by World Athletics
Harika Devi Antaram from Narayanpet won two bronze medals in the recent inter-state athletics meet held in Patiala
The star sprinter says Hyderabad is always close to her heart as the city resurrected her career.
The Indian sprint ace broke her own 100m national record, clocking 11.7 seconds at the Indian Grand Prix 4 in Patiala last week.
All the competitors in women's 100m final race returned with mediocre timings even as Dhanalakshmi emerged as the fastest woman of the tournament, clocking 11.52 seconds, ahead of Sri Lanka's Amasha de Silva (11.59)
Dutee missed the automatic qualification mark of 11.15 seconds by two-hundredths of a second during the Indian Grand Prix 4.
The sprinter, who broke own national record in 100m, will get another shot at the mark in inter-State event.
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