For the second consecutive day Andhra Pradesh’s 23 year old 100m hurdles specialist Jyothi Yarraji hogged the limelight at the 26th National Federation Cup Athletics Championship at Ranchi’s Birsa Munda Stadium.
The day after winning women’s 100m hurdles title with a new meet record of 12.89 seconds, Jyothi on Thursday outdueled cream of 200m female athletes, including 28 years old Archana Suseendran, to win her second gold of the Federation Cup.
Jyothi’s gold medal winning time of 23.42 seconds was better than the July 12-16 Asian Athletics Championship qualifying mark of 23.50 secs. Archana of Tamil Nadu clocked 23.61 secs to win silver.
International javelin thrower Rohit Yadav was also impressive on Thursday. He was steady in his performance and achieved a personal best of 83.40m to win gold. His previous best was 82.54m. Manu DP took home silver with 82.95m throw.
Earlier, in the morning session Uttar Pradesh distance runner Gulveer Singh added men’s 5,000m gold to his kitty of 10,000m won on the opening day.
Results (All finals)
Amlan Borgohain (Assam) 20.83 secs, Animesh Kujur (Chattisgarh) 20.94 secs, Kapil (Haryana) 21.44 secs.
5000m (Asian qualifying time 14minute): Gulveer Singh (UP) 13:54.41 secs, Abhishek Pal (UP) 13:56.32 secs, Harman Jot Singh (MP) 13:57.02 secs.
Javelin throw (Asian championship qualifying mark 78.23m): Rohit Yadav (UP) 83.40m, Manu DP (Karnataka) 82.95m, Sachin Yadav (UP) 80.27m.
200m (Asian championship qualifying time 23.50 secs): Jyothi Yarraji (Andhra Pradesh) 23.42 secs, Archana S Suseendran (Tamil Nadu) 23.61 secs, Himani Chandel (Madhya Pradesh) 24.23
5000m (Asian qualifying time 15:49 secs): Ankita (Uttarakhand) 15:49.49 secs, Sanjivani Jadhav (Maharashtra) 15:51.16 secs, Seema (Himachal Pradesh) 16:11.72 secs
Pole vault (Asian athletics championship qualifying mark 4.10m): Rosy Meena Paulraj (Tamil Nadu) 4m, Pavithra Venkatesh (Tamil Nadu) 4m, Baranica Elangovan (Tamil Nadu) 3.60m
High jump (Asian championship qualifying mark 1.80m): Rubina Yadav (Haryana) 1.80m, Angel P Devasia (Kerala) 1.76m, Khyati Mathur (UP) 1.76m.
long jump (Asian championship qualifying mark 6.45m) Ancy Sojan (Kerala) 6.56m, Karthika Gothandapani (AP) 6.31m, Nayana James (Kerala), 6.30m