The Indian 4x400m mixed relay team finished seventh in the final race of the World Championships with a season-best effort in Khalifa Stadium, Doha on Sunday (September 29).
The team comprising of Muhammed Anas, VK Vismaya, Jisna Mathew and Tom Nirmal Noah finished seventh after recording a run of 3 minutes 15.77 seconds among eigth countries.
The team had won gold at the Asian Games last year clocking 3:15.71, however, this time they were a tad slower.
Anas began the race in lane number 8 and early in the second leg, Vismaya was running last. Third leg runner Jisna collided with a second leg runner of another country after collecting the baton from Vismaya, leading to the loss of crucial time though India was at the last spot by that time.
Noah recovered a bit but India ended at seventh in the end, ahead of Brazil.
United States took the gold in world record timing of 3:09.34 in the event which was making debut in the championships. Jamaica (3:11.78) and Bahrain (3:11.82) secured the silver and bronze respectively.
The Indian team had finished third in its heat and seventh overall on Saturday with a timing of 3:16.14 to qualify for the finals, which had ensured a Tokyo Olympics berth for the country.
(With inputs from agencies)