Salwa Eid Naser Creates History For Third Fastest 400m Run, Bags Gold

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Salwa Eid Naser has created history to become the third-fastest female 400m runner at 48.14 seconds, and bagged gold at the IAAF World Athletics Championship

Written By Misha Bhatt | Mumbai | Updated On:
Salwa Eid Naser

Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain on Friday created history to become the third-fastest female athlete to complete the run in the 400m category. She completed the sprint in 48.14 seconds in the ongoing World Athletics Championships. 21-year-old Naser clinched a gold medal while Shaunae Mille-Uibo of The Bahamas had to settle for a silver medal, clocking 48.37 seconds. Shericka Jackson of Jamaica bagged bronze by after completing the sprint in 49.47 seconds. Naser had already bagged a bronze medal in the 4x400m mixed relay.

She is delighted with her victory that made her a 'world champion'. 

"This is crazy. I already did the mixed relays and I was just hoping for the best, but now I'm world champion. I'm really short of words to describe how I'm feeling, it's just crazy. I'm screaming I'm so happy," International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) official website quoted Naser as saying.

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A tough and challenging experience

Describing her experience as tough and challenging, Salwa Eid Naser said she had many injuries while training and how hard it has been. She also describer her joyful moment when she crossed the finishing line.

"It's been so tough with all the training and injuries, and getting there has been hard. I didn't want to chase because I'm so used to chasing all the time, so I had to go out fast, and I just kept going. To cross the line and see that I am world champion in that amazing time, I just couldn't believe it," she said while talking to a news agency.

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The International Association of Athletics Federations describer Naser's speed as 'Supersonic' as they described the events that happened on Day 7 at the ongoing World Athletics Championships.


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(With inputs from ANI)

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