Indian sprinter Hima Das made it to the semi-finals of the women’s 400m as the fastest runner in the heats on the opening day of the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships here on Tuesday.

The 18-year-old Das, a favourite to win gold, clocked 52.25 seconds to win heat number four and lead the time charts.

Another Indian, Jisna Mathew also qualified for the semi-finals by winning the fifth heat in 54.32 seconds.

M Shreeshankar finished fourth in the qualification round of men’s long jump event with an effort of 7.68m to make it to the final round. Compatriot Lokesh Satyanathan, however, finished 17th with a jump of 7.31m.PTI

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