India has lodged a formal protest against the gold medal-winning team saying that one of its runners obstructed Hima Das
Jakarta: India has lodged a protest against Bahrain after the mixed relay team race at the ongoing Asian Games in Indonesia.
On Tuesday, the Indian male-female quartet came second in the 4x400 relay race. Bahrain won gold. Now, India has lodged a formal protest against the gold medal-winning team saying that one of its runners obstructed Hima Das.
Bahrain won gold in a time of 3:11:89 while India was second with 3:15:71. The team for India was organised in a male-female-female-male combination featuring Muhammed Anas-MR Poovamma-Hima Das-Rajiv Arokia.
During the third change of the baton, the Bahrain athlete fell and AFI alleges that her one leg was inside India's lane that acted as a deterrent to Hima's start.
In a tweet, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) said that it had lodged a protest and was waiting for the jury to give its verdict.
The tweet read, "We have lodged a protest, we are not aware of any other team filed a counter-protest/protest against Indian team. The result of India's protest will be announced by jury tomorrow 10 am".
If Bahrain is found guilty of obstruction, then India's silver will be upgraded to gold.
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Last Updated Aug 29, 2018, 1:59 PM IST