Siddharth Raja of Allahabad claims gold in triathlon A category


Siddharth Raja of district Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh secured 2168 points to claim gold medal in U14 boys triathlon group A on the opening day of the 19th edition of the National Inter District Junior Athletics Meet (NIDJAM). The competition is being conducted at Gujarat University Campus.

On his way to gold in triathlon A, Siddharth clocked 7.62 seconds in 60m dash, while his best mark in long jump was 3.79m. He crossed the bar at 1.67m in the high jump to pocket the gold medal.

There were more than 300 competitors in triathlon A group. Anand Kumar of Gaya district in Bihar collected 2116 points to take home silver, while Konyala Saiteja of district Sangareddy in Telangana won bronze with 2023 points.

Triathlon B group was more competitive. Abhinanth AB from district Chennai in Tamil Nadu, the gold medal winner secured 2729 points. The Chennai athlete clocked 7.40 seconds in 60m dash. 4.48m in long jump and 18.11m in shot put to atop the field of plus 300 athletes.

While silver medalist Dhruv Gurjar of district Agra in Uttar Pradesh earned 2695 points and bronze medalist Rishu Raj of Ranchi in Jharkhand collected 2667 points.

The girls U-14 triathlon group B gold medal went to Kinjalben Bhema Thakor of district Kheda, Gujarat. She secured 2520 points

The girls U14 triathlon group A title went to Khushi of district Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh. She earned 2158 points.

Results: Boys: U14: Triathlon A: Siddharth Raja (Allahabad)–2168 points: 60m (7.62 seconds), long jump (3.79m), high jump (1.67m).

Anand Kumar (Gaya): 2116 points: 8.06 seconds (60m), long jump (4.09m), 1.65m (high jump).

Konyala Saiteja (Sangareddy): 2023 points: 7.13 seconds (60m), 3.98m (long jump), 1.31m (high jump).

U14: Triathlon B: Abhinanth AB (Chennai): –2729 points: 7.40 seconds (60m), 4.48m (long jump), 18.11m (shot put).

Dhruv Gurjar (Agra): 2695 points: 7.50 seconds (60m), 4.37m (long jump), 18.73m (shot put).

Rishu Raj–2667 points (Ranchi): 7.63 seconds (60m), 3.82m (long jump), 22.09m (shot put).

Girls: U14: Triathlon A: Khushi (Bulandshahr): 2158 points. 60m (8.82 seconds), 3.43m (long jump), 1.39m (high jump).

Abiyaann Gigi (Idukki) 2122 points: 60m (9.02 seconds), 3.20m (long jump), 1.48m (high jump).

Kavya Agarwal (Ahmedabad): 2064 points: 60m (8.54 seconds), 3.41m (long jump), 1.27m (high jump).

Girls: U-14: Triathlon B: Kinjalben Bhema Thakor (Kheda): 2520 points: 8.43 seconds (60m), 3.81m (long jump), 12.40m (shot put).

Sakshi (Churu): 2388 points: 8.90 seconds (60m), 3.47m (long jump), 14.79m (high jump).

Honey Chaudhari (Surat): 2359 points: 8.80 seconds (60m), 3.23m ( long jump), 15.62m (shot put).