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Amoj Jacob shatters decade old record at National Juniors

39   //    18 Nov 2017, 22:40 IST

Vijaywada, Nov 18 (PTI) Three more records fell on Day 3 of the 33rd National Junior Athletics Championships at the Acharya Nagarjuna University athletics ground here.

Delhi's Amoj Jacob created history today when he broke 11-year-old national record in junior boys' U20 400m event.

With his timing of 46.59s, Amoj bettered a decade old record of 46.99s of Virender Pank that was created in 2006.

Haryana's Harsh Kumar (46.99s) also bettered the meet record while Gaurav (47.62s), also from Haryana, bagged the bronze.

Amoj, who started his career as a junior champion,had competed with the seniors at the IAAF Worlds Championships in August this year and was part of 4X400m Indian relay team.

After the race he said, "I wanted to check my timings, so this was an important championship for me. I want to run under 45 seconds next year. The experience from the World Championships has helped a lot."

Meanwhile, Poonam Jakhar from Haryana broke her own national record in the girls' U18 hammer throw. She bettered her previous national record of 54.66m to 58.23m.

Maharashtra's Sneha Jadhav (51.69m) won the silver while Medha M (51.08m) of Tamil Nadu bagged the bronze medal

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