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Railways lead medals tally with 8 golds

26-Sep-2017 20:13

Railways lead medals tally with 8 golds

Railways lead medals tally with 8 golds

AFI Media

September 26, 2017

Chennai: In what was an action-packed day here at the 57th National Open Athletics Championships, a total of 11 finals for various events were completed throughout the day, with plenty of medals up for grabs. At the end of day-2, Railways lead the points table with a total of 125 points, followed by Services’ (81 points) and ONGC (36 points).

In men’s long jump finals, Railways’ Shamsheer SE won the gold with a personal best distance of  7.74m, going over Haryana’s Sahil Mahabali (7.56m), who won silver, and Services’ Silambarasan M. (7.53m), who settled for the bronze.

Navjeet Kaur of the Railways’ took home a gold medal by a fair margin in women’s shot put with an effort of 15.23m. ONGC’s Kachnar Chaudhary (14.11m) and Haryana’s Rakhi Sangwan (13.76m), secured the second and the third spot, respectively.

Purnima Hembram, who grabbed a gold in women’s pentathlon at the recently concluded Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games at Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, won a gold for Railways’ in women’s 100m hurdles with a timing of 13.89 seconds. Jharkhand’s Anurupa Kumari (13.98 sec) won silver, and Railways’ Somiya (14.32 sec) won the bronze.

The gold in men’s 110m hurdles was won by national record holder Siddhanth Thingalaya (ONGC) with a timing of 14.06s. Services’ Akhil Johnson (14.20 sec) came in second, and Railways’ A. Suresh (14.23 sec) finished with a close third.

Soniya Baisya, representing West Bengal, won the women’s 400m run in (53.98 sec as Karnataka’s Vijayakumari G.K. (54.14 sec) finished second and ONGC’s Jauna Murmu (54.50 sec) finished third in the list.

Services’ Jithu Baby took home the gold in men’s 400m run, finishing the race in 47.08 sec. Mohan Kumar (47.17 sec), representing ONGC, won the silver and Ravinder (47.26 sec), representing Haryana, won the bronze.

Men’s 100m dash was a photo finish between gold medal winner MD. Sadath of the Services’ with the timing of 10.57s (10.565) and host Tamil Nadu’s Elakkiyadasan (10.570) who settled for silver. Services’ Vidya Sagar (10.60 sec) finished third.

As for women’s 100m run, the gold and the silver were won by Tamil Nadu’s Archana S. (11.78 sec) and Chandra Lekha (11.913 sec), as Karnataka’s Pranja S. Prakash (11.915 sec) came in third by a whisker.

1500m run in men’s category was won by Railways’ Ajay Saroj, Asian Championships gold medallist with the timing of 3:41.93. Services’ MD Afsal P grabbed the silver medal (3:46.48 min) and Haryana’s Bir Singh won the bronze (3:47.95 min).

Maharashtra’s Archana clinched the top spot in women’s 1500m run, winning with a timing of 4:18.64. The second and the third spot were taken by Railways’ Monika Chaudhary (4:19.15 min) and Pramila Yadav (4:27.39 min) respectively.

The gold and the silver in men’s javelin throw were won by Services’ Davinder Singh Kang (75.12m) and Abhishek Singh (74.19m), respectively. Punjab’s Sunil Bishnoi settled with a bronze with a distance of 74.03m.

Medals Tally-

Railways 8G 4S 5B

Services 5G 4S 4B

ONGC 1G 3S 1B

Tamil Nadu 1G 2S 0B

Kerala 1G 1S 0B

Maharashtra 1G 0S 0B

West Bengal 1G 0S 0B

Jharkhand 0G 2S 0B

Haryana 0G 1S 4B

Karnataka 0G 1S 2B

All India Police 0G 0S 1B

Punjab 0G 0S 1B

COMBINED TEAM SCORES

PLACE TEAM INITIALS SCORE

1 RAILWAYS RSPB 125.000

2 SERVICES SSCB 81.000

3 ONGC ONGC 36.000

4 HARYANA HAR 34.500

5 KARNATAKA KAR 25.000

6 TAMILNADU TN 22.000

7 KERALA KER 21.000

8 JHARKHAND JHA 10.000

9 MAHARASHTRA MHA 8.000

9 PUNJAB PUN 8.000

11 WEST BENGAL WB 7.000

12 ALL INDIA POLICE SPO AIPSCB 4.000

13 AFI AFI 3.000

14 UTTAR PRADESH UP 2.500

15 ANDHRA PRADESH AP 2.000

15 BIHAR BIH 2.000

15 LIC LIC 2.000

18 GUJARAT GUJ 1.000

18 MANIPUR MANI 1.000

18 UTTARAKHAND UTT 1.000

Total Points 396.00

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