The Athletics arena enthralled sports fans on Day 12 of 35th National games. After Dutee Chand proved her worth on Day 11, many new records were set in Athletics events on Day 12. Haryana’s Rajinder Singh broke the National record in javelin throw and Kerala’s Renjith Maheshwary set a new National Games record in Triple jump.
Preeja Sreedharan Signs Off In Style
Kerala’s Preeja Sreedharan, who is all set to retire from Athletics after the National games, won Silver in the 10,000 m event. She clocked in a time of 34:58.85sec while fellow Keralite OP Jaisha won gold with a new meet record of 33:08.55sec. The bronze went to Maharashtra’s Swati Gadhave.
Renjith Maheshwary also set up a new meet record when he cleared a distance of 16.66m in the Triple Jump. Arpinder Singh (16.41m) and Rakesh Babu (16.29m) won Silver and Bronze respectively in the event.
National Athletics Records Broken
A national record was broken on the day when Rajinder Singh of Haryana cleared 82.23m in the men’s Javelin Throw. The previous record was 80.72m and was held by Anil Kumar Singh. Services’ Davinder Singh won silver with 75.34m and Uttar Pradesh’s Vipin Kasana won bronze with 75.18m.
Upset In 400m Hurdles Athletics Event
Services’ Durgesh Kumar (50.66sec) won the gold medal in 400m men’s hurdles. In the same event, early favorite and former Asian Games Gold medalist Joseph Abraham was disqualified for a false start. The silver went to M Ramachandran of Services and bronze went to Tamil Nadu’s Binauaquito Thyagarajan.
In the women’s event, Kerala’s Anu Raghavan snatched gold with a time of 58.63sec. Haryana’s Santosh Kumari clocked in at second and Kerala’s VV Jisha came in at third.
100m Women’s hurdles saw a new meet record when Tamil Nadu’s G Gayathry completed the race in 13.66sec. Karnataka’s Meghna Shetty won silver and Tamil Nadu’s Deepika won bronze.
The men’s 110m hurdles event was won by SSCB’s Siddhant Thingalaya while the silver went to Tamil Nadu’s Surendar. Telangana’s Kuppusami Premkumar won bronze.
Only two days away from the conclusion, the Athletics arena is heating up. Once again, there was not a clear domination from one state as the medals from the various Athletics events were won by athletes from different states. The intensity is bound to get raised in Kerala with only two days remaining. Stay tuned to Sports Rediscovered for all the latest news on National Games.