Karthik Scripts victory over Arpinder Singh in Indian Grand Prix VI

Patiala, September 5: Kerala’s Karthik Unnikrishnan produced a surprise victory over Asian Games gold medallist Arpinder Singh (Punjab) in the Triple Jump event in the Indian Grand Prix – VI at the National Institute of Sports here on Thursday. He scripted a 16.69m effort on his final attempt to seal a victory that appeared possible after two jumps.

The 24-year-old went close to matching his 16.80m effort in the National Inter-State Athletics Championships in Lucknow last week while Arpinder Singh was unable to go past the 16.35m that he managed on his second attempt on Thursday, some distance short of the 16.83m that he delivered in winning at Lucknow.

Neither of them found the rhythm to secure the World Championship qualifying standard (16.95m).

With Alex Antony not having recovered from the hamstring injury that he suffered during the 4x400m relay in Lucknow, the AFI’s top team on Thursday comprised Amoj Jacob, Moah Nirmal Tom, KS Jeevan and Muhammed Anas Yahiya. The quartet managed a winning time of 3:03.68 but the attempt to clock a faster time than the 3:01.85 that India got in the Asian Games last year did not find success.

Similarly, World University Games champion Dutee Chand’s bid to slip under 11.24 seconds did not fructify as she won the 100m dash in 11.43 seconds.

The results:


100m: 1. Kush Kumar (Bihar) 11.48 seconds; 2. Abhishek Chuadhary (Uttar Pradesh) 11.67; 3. Nikhil Rahangdale (Madhya Pradesh) 12.19.

200m: 1. Gajanand Mistry (AFI A) 21.77 seconds; 2. Sarthak Bhambri (Delhi) 22.05; 3. Nikhil Rahangdale (Madhya Pradesh) 25.72.

Triple jump: 1. U Karthik (Kerala) 16.69m; 2. Arpinder Singh (Punjab) 16.35; 3. Mohammed Salahuddin (Tamil Nadu) 16.33.

Shot put: 1. Inderjeet Singh (Haryana) 198.53m; 2. Jasdeep Singh Dhillon (Punjab) 18.10; 3. Devinder Singh (Punjab) 17.44.

Javelin throw: 1. Rajender (Haryana) 78.67m; 2. Davinder Singh (Punjab) 78.37; 3. Yashvir Singh (Haryana) 76.19.

Pole Vault: 1. Prashant Kumar Kanhiya (Delhi) 4.90m; 2. Dhirendra Kumar (Uttar Pradesh) 4.60; 3. Gourav (Haryana) 4.50.

4x400m relay: 1. AFI B (Amoj Jacob, Noah Nirmal Tom, KS Jeevan and Muhammed Anas Yahiya) 3:03.68; 2. AFI A 3:10.55; 3. Sri Lanka 3:13.08.


100m: 1. Dutee Chand (Odisha) 11.43 seconds; 2. MV Jilna (Kerala) 11.77; 3. Indu Prasad (Madhya Pradesh) 12.56.

200m: 1. Anjali Devi (Haryana) 23.44 seconds.

400m: 1. V Revathi (Tamil Nadu) 53.63 seconds; 2. Aishwarya Mishra (Maharashtra) 54.72; 3. Payal Vohra (Delhi) 57.51.

1500m: 1. Lili Das (West Bengal) 4:19.77; 2. WKL ArahchiNimali (Sri Lanka) 4:25.86; 3. KM Deeksha (Uttar Pradesh) 4:46.89.

3000m steeplechase: 1. Sudha Singh (Uttar Pradesh) 10:00.66; 2. Chinta Yadav (Uttar Pradesh) 11:11.67; 3. Preenu Yadav (Uttar Pradesh) 11:32.63.

Long jump: 1. Mareen George (Kerala) 6.01m; 2. SowmiyaMurugan (Tamil Nadu) 5.91; 3. Sonu Kumari (Haryana) 5.68.

Shot put: 1. AbhaKhatua (West Bengal) 16.01m; 2. Navjeet Kaur Dhillon (Punjab) 15.71; 3. TunlaiNarzary (Assam) 13.54.

Javelin throw: 1. Sharmila Kumari (Haryana) 50.40m; 2. KM Saloni (Uttar Pradesh) 46.78.