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India win bronze in men's and women's 4x100m relay races

india Updated: Oct 12, 2010 20:48 IST

India added two more bronze in the swelling medal count from athletics as both men and women finished third in 4x100m relay races in the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi on Tuesday.

The men's quartet of Rahamatulla Molla, Krishnakumar Rane, Shammer Mon and Mohd Abdul Qureshi smashed the national record with a timing of 38.89secs in front of a near-capacity crowd at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

The same quartet had set a national record of 39.00secs in the semifinals on Monday.

India were lagging behind in the first and second legs but Shameer Mon made up a bit to take them at fourth place by the end of third leg in the field of eight. Qureshi overtook one runner ahead of him in the final leg to take India to bronze.

England won the gold in 38.74secs while Jamaica settled for a silver in 38.79secs.

In the women's 4x100m relay race, it was a photo-finish between India and Ghana for the second place while England finished first in 44.19secs.

It looked like India's final leg runner H M Jyothi would cross the finishing line at second but Ghanaian Janet Amponsah beat her for the home team to be content with a bronze in 45.25secs. Ghana clocked 45.24secs.