Hyderabad: Social media users are claiming that Indian sprinter Muhammad Anas Yahiya has won Gold in the 400 meters race in Tokyo Olympics.

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Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter with the help of Keyword Search tried to find out whether Muhammad Anas had won any awards in the Tokyo Olympics. However, we did not find any reports related to the Indian Sprinter winning the medal in the Olympics.


We then performed another keyword search and tried to find out whether Muhammad participated in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. We found out that he had participated in the 4×400m relay race and the mixed 4×400m relay. According to this website, Muhammad Anas did not win any medal in either of the two races.


We then did a keyword search on Google and tried to find out the results of the 4×400m relay race and 4×400m relay mixed. We found the results of the 4×400m relay mixed on the official website of the Olympic Games. In this race, India had qualified for the next round but could not get any medal.

https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/olympic-games/en/results/athletics/result-4-x-400m-relay-mixed-fnl-000100-.htm

We found a report by India.com published on August 26, 2018. According to the report, India's Hima Das and Muhammad Anas wrote their names in the books of history as they claimed the silver medals in the men's and women's 400 meters race respectively at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta.

It is therefore evident that the viral claim is False. Muhammed Anas did not win any medal in the Tokyo Olympics.

Claim Review :   Muhammad Anas Yahiya did win Gold in Tokyo Olympics
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Tejal Sinha

Tejal Sinha is currently a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is pursuing Masters in Journalism and Communication from St Francis College for Women. She is open to learning new things while exploring the road to unbiased journalism. She has also been awarded best report by women journalists, 2021. You can follow Tejal on Twitter @SinhaTejal

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