New Delhi, Jan. 13 -- Gupta Sports Academy's Rahul Kadam smashed the lap record set by Sabino Fernandes 35 years ago as he stormed to clinch gold in the men's 400 metres at the 43rd Bombay YMCA State-Level Annual Athletic Meet 2019, here at the University Pavilion, Marine Lines, on Saturday afternoon.

Rahul was slow off the blocks and lagged behind his teammate Omkar Dalvi but accelerated near the halfway stage to overtake him and surge into the lead. He retained the position as he crossed the finishing line in 47.9 seconds to better Fernandes' timing of 49 seconds.

"It's nice to win by breaking the record, but I was not aware that I had broken a very old record. Now I feel like being on top of the world and I hope to continue working har...