16 November 2017, Vijayawada: Three National Records were broken here on the opening day of the 33rd National Junior Athletics Championships at the Acharya Nagarjuna University athletics ground in Vijaywada on Thursday.
In the youth girls U18 category, Haryana’s Rubina Yadav cleared a height of 1.81m and broke Swapna Barman’s 1.71m record created in 2013 to win the gold medal. Gayathri Sivakumar of Kerala also equalled Swapna’s record of 1.71m to win the silver. Karnataka’s SB Supriya (1.69m) won the bronze medal.
In boys U14 category long jump event, Bihar’s Avinash Kumar won the gold medal with a new national record mark of 6.79m. Avinash broke Sunaram Murmu’s (Odisha) 2008 record of 6.63m. Sunil (6.40m) from Haryana bagged the silver and Odisha’s Lakhan Murmu (6.27m) settled for the bronze medal.
The third record of the day was registered in the girl’s U16 Javelin Throw discipline where Haryana’s Jyoti hurled the javelin at a 41.24m distance to win the gold medal. Jyoti broke Tamil Nadu athlete Hemamalini’s 2015 record of 39.69m. Silver medal of the event went to Pratiksha Patel (36.48m) of Uttar Pradesh while Gujarat’s Amisha Solanki (34.60m) won the bronze medal.
Other results of the finals today-
Junior girls U20 5000m: 1. Kavita Yadav (UP) 18:56.15, 2. Anita (Haryana) 19:31.60, 3. Samsad Ara Begum (Odisha) 19:54.88; junior boys U20 5000m: 1. Kisan Tadvi (Maharashtra) 14:42.36, 2. Arjun Kumar (UP) 14:42.73, 3. Ajai Kumar Bind (UP) 14:51.61; youth boys U18 discus throw: 1. Aniket Kala (Uttarakhand) 54.15m, 2. Basukesh Poonia (Rajasthan) 53.45m, 3. Rahul Singh (UP) 52.48m; junior boys U20 shot put: 1. Ashish Bholothia (Haryana) 18.50m, 2. Akshay (Rajasthan) 18.49m, 3. Mankirat Singh (AFI-Punjab) 17.85m; boys U18 high jump: 1. Ajay Sagar (Karnataka) 1.97m, 2. K Mohamed Asief (TN) 1.94m, 3. Suraj Kumar (Jharkhand) 1.94m; girls U14 shot put: 1. Bharti (Haryana) 11.35m, 2. Ramneet Kaur (Uttarakhand) 11.28m, 3. Anshika Routray (Odisha) 10.93m; youth boys U18 javelin throw: 1. Yashvir Singh (Haryana) 69.83m, 2. Irfan Khan (UP) 66.99m, 3. Anand Singh (Bihar) 64.73m; youth boys U18 high jump: 1. Gurjeet Singh (Haryana) 2.04m, 2. M Santhosh (TN) 1.99m, 3. Mandeep Nain (Haryana) 1.96m; youth girls U18 1500m: 1. Suman Rani (AFI-Punjab) 4:44.78, 2. Amit Kaur (Haryana) 4:47.30, 3. Madhu (Haryana) 4:47.62; youth boys U18 1500m: 1 Ankit (AFI) 3:56.90, 2. Adarsh Gopi (Kerala) 3:57.36, 3. Ajith M (Kerala) 4:03.12; junior boys U20 1500m: 1. Abhinandh Sundaresan (Kerala) 3:54.84, 2. Ajai Kumar Bind (UP) 3:55.07, 3. Sahil Thakran (AFI) 3:55.48; junior girls U20 1500m: 1. Sukhwant Kaur (Rajasthan) 4:42.08, 2. Durga Deore (Maharashtra) 4:42.72, 3. Babitha C (Kerala) 4:44.74; girls U16 discus throw: 1. Pooja (Haryana) 39.29m, 2. Saniya Danish (UP) 36.67m, 3. Kavita Kumari (Rajasthan) 36.46m; girls U16 2000m: 1. Ankita Dhyani (Uttarakhand) 6:36.83, 2. Chanthini (Kerala) 6:39.08, 3. Shraddha Kathriya (Gujarat) 6:44.16; boys U16 2000m: 1 Amit Jangid (Rajasthan) 5:37.25, 2. Sachin Kundu (Haryana) 5:38.61, 3. Ajay (Haryana) 5:40.40; Girls U16 long jump: 1. Prabhvathi (Kerala) 5.58m, 2. Thabitha (TN) 5.39m, 3. Keisha Modi (AFI) 5.32m.