Three National Games records were erased on Day-Two of track and field competition of the 37th National Games here on Monday.
In the morning session, Uttar Pradesh international race walker Priyanka Goswami won gold medal with a time of 1:36:35.00, which was better than the previous National Games record of 1:38.20 in the name of Munita Prajapati set last year in Gujarat. On Monday Munita finished third.
In the evening session spotlight was on Maharashtra’s promising hurdler Tejas Ashok Shirse and Asian Games silver medalist Jyothi Yarraji from Andhra Pradesh. Both the athletes improved the previous National Games record in their respective events
On his way to winning gold in men’s 110m hurdles, 21 years old Shirse clocked 13.71 seconds to better the previous National Games record of 13.83 seconds set in 2015 by Siddhanth Thingalaya of Maharashtra.
“I could have further improved my time, but hit at least hurdles in the first 60m of the race that denied me better time,” Shirse added.
While Jyothi improved her own National Games record of 13.30 seconds set in 2022 in Gujarat. “I wanted to try something new in the race,” the 24 years old said after the race. “Small improvement in each race will be a big advantage when I start my 2024 season, which is an Olympic year.”
Jyothi has a personal best of 12.78 seconds and yet to achieve Paris Olympic Games qualification time of
Delhi’s Tejaswin Shankar was leading day-one of decathlon. He has 4062 points.
400m: K Avinash (Tamil Nadu) 46.88 secs, Vikrant Panchal (Haryana) 46.92 secs, Rahul Rames Kadam (Maharashtra) 47.15 secs.
1500m: Ritesh Ohre (Madhya Pradesh) 3:40.93 secs, Shashi Bhushan Singh (Bihar) 3:41.49 secs, Arjun Waskale (Madhya Pradesh) 3:41.69 secs.
110m hurdles: Tejas Ashok Shirse (Maharashtra) 13.71 national games record, previous 13.83 secs), A Graceson Jeeva (Odisha) 14.13 secs, Madhvendra Singh (Rajasthan) 14.19 secs.
Long jump: Muhammed Anees (Kerala) 8.15m, Arya S (Karnataka) 7.89m, David P (Tamil Nadu) 7.76m.
Discus throw: Gagandeep Singh (Services) 55.72m, Nirbhay Singh (Haryana) 53.87m, Prabhjot Singh (Punjab) 53.53m.
20km race walk: Suraj Panwar (Uttarakhand) 1:27:43.00, Servin (Services) 1:27:44.00, Hardeep (Haryana) 1:28:77.00
400m: Vithya Ramraj (Tamil Nadu) 52.85 secs, Jyothika D (Andhra Pradesh) 53. 48 secs, Jisna Mathew (Kerala) 54.40 secs.
1500m: Lili Das (West Bengal) 4:15.70 secs, KM Chanda (Delhi) 4:15.86 secs, Ankita (Uttarakhand) 4:16.20 secs.
110m hurdles: Jyothi Yarraji (Andhra Pradesh) 13.22 secs national games record, previous 13.30 secs), Nithya Ramraj (Tamil Nadu) 13.36 secs, Sapna Kumari (Jharkhand) 13.42 secs.
Shot put: Abha Khatua (Maharashtra) 17.09m, Manpreet Kaur (Haryana) 16.24m, Manpreet Kaur (jr) (Punjab) 15.78m.
20km race walk: Priyanka Goswami (Uttar Pradesh) 1:36:35.00 (National Games record), Sejal Anil Singh (Maharashtra) 1:41:13.00, Munita Prajapati (Uttar Pradesh) 1:42: 24.00.