Punjab’s teenage thrower Amanat Kamboj broke girls U16 discus throw record on the opening day of the 38th National Junior Athletics Championships that got underway here at the Nehru Stadium.
Amanat’s gold winning performance of 45.18m was better than Navjit Kaur’s 13 years old record of 41.74m.
Punjab’s girls team claimed second gold with a meet record in the girls U14 shot put event through Joy Baidwan. She recorded a throw of 15.19m, which was nearly one meter better than the previous record of 14.29m in the name of Divjot Kaur set last year.
There was a close contest in the girls U20 pole vault event. Both Nidhi and Vanshika Ghanghas of Haryana crossed the bar at 3.65m, but the former was declared winner as she cleared the height of 3.65m in her first attempt.
U20: 10,000m: Shivaji Parashu (Karnataka) 30:24.08 seconds, Anuj Mathur (Delhi) 30:27.07 secs, Akshay (Haryana) 30:32.77 secs.
Discus throw: Bhartpreet Singh (Punjab) 54.76m, Raman (Haryana) 54.09m, Shyam Chaudhary (Uttar Pradesh) 52.72m.
U14: Shot put: Monaj Piploda (Rajasthan) 16.96m, Snigdho Protim Konwar (Assam) 16.27m. Praneeth Kumar (Andhra Pradesh) 15.88m.
U20: 5,000m: Antima Pal (Uttar Pradesh) 16:44.40 secs, Sakshi Jadyal (Maharashtra) 16:54.35 secs, Annu (Haryana) 17:00.00.
Pole vault: Nidhi (Haryana) 3.65m, Vanshika Ghanghas (Haryana) 3.65m, Deepika A (Tamil Nadu) 3.60m.
U18: Pole vault: Karthika V (Tamil Nadu) 3.20m, Jeena Basil (Kerala) 3.20m, B Sowndharya (Tamil Nadu) 3.10m.
Discus throw: Riddhi (Haryana) 45.65m, Nikita Kumari (Rajasthan) 43.08m, Munesh (Haryana) 41.65m.
Triple jump: Paveena Rajesh (Tamil Nadu) 11.92m, Pamila V (Tamil Nadu) 11.87m, Priti Lakra (Jharkhand) 11.80m.
U16: Discus throw: Amanat Kamboj (Punjab) 45.18m meet record), Mannat Phougat (Haryana) 37.77m, Maninder Kaur (Haryana) 37.37m
U16: High jump: Samapti Ghosh (West Bengal) 1.59m, Anchal Patil (Maharashtra) 1.59m, Shweta Bankar (Maharashtra) 1.53m.
U14: Shot put: Joy Baidwan (Punjab) 15.19m meet record), Anna Kothari (Gujarat) 13.60m, Riya Yadav (Haryana) 13.01m.