Qatar's Francis crowned fastest man in 4th MWG, rewrites CISM reco

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Hyderabad, Oct 16 (UNI) Samuel Francis of Qatar became the fastest man of the 4th Military World Games after winning the 100m sprint and established a new CISM record in the process here today.

Francis, who clocked 10.10s, erased the earlier Council of International Military Sports (CISM) record of 10.18s which was in the name of another Qatari T Mansoor set in 1990.

Collio Simone (10.29s) of Italy and Lukasz Chyla (10.39s) of Poland won silver and bronze.

Meanwhile, India's international quarter-miler SK Mortaza finished a disappointing eighth in 400m final clocking 48.12s which is below his season's best timing of 47.42s he ran in Pune leg of Asian Grand Prix in June.

N Ali Bab Bakar of Sudan won the gold with a timing of 46.00 sec while Poland's Daniel Dabrowski (46.36s ) and Sri Lanka's PS Amarasekara (46.48s) bagged the silver and bronze respectively.

India had won its first medal with Jitender winning bronze in the men's 400m hurdles, clocking 51.70sec .

Edrees Hawsawi of Saudi Arabia (50.26 sec) had won gold while Brazil's Thiago de Jesus Sales (50.98) pocketed the silver.


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