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4 sprinters cross national record in U-16 boys' 200m final

Four athletes broke the national record in 200m U-16 boys final on the last day of the 33rd National Junior Athletics Championships

News 21 Nov 2017, 15:25 IST

Vijayawada, Nov 20 (PTI) As many as four athletes broke the national record in 200m U-16 boys final on the last day of the 33rd National Junior Athletics Championships, here today.

Delhi sprinter Nisar Ahmed grabbed the gold medal in the event with a new national record of 21.73s.

Three more athletes crossed the 22.11s mark in the form of Karan (Maharashtra, silver) 21.99s, Shashikantha (Karnataka, bronze) 22.00 sec and Satnam Singh (AFI-Punjab, fourth) 22.04s.

Another record-breaking performance came in the boys' U- 18 triple jump where Mani Raj (Tamil Nadu) clinched the gold with a leap of 15.83m, breaking the previous record of 15.63m.

There were six new meet record performances as well on the last day of the championships today.

In the U-18 boys' 200m race, Akshay Nain (Delhi) set a new meet record of 21.59s equalling the previous record of 21.59s set by Jijin Vijayan of Kerala in 2011.

In U-20 boys' 200 metre race, Akshay Kumar of UP broke meet record of Mohit (Haryana, 21.35s) with a gold-winning performance of 21.28s.

Another glorious performance came in U-18 boys' 2000m steeplechase where five athletes crossed previous meet record with Raj Kumar (Delhi) winning the gold in five minutes 51.90s breaking his own 2016 record of six minutes and 02.69 seconds.

Vikash (Haryana, silver) with the timing of 5:55.74, Vikas (Maharashtra, bronze) 5:57.45, Mohammed Noor (UP, fourth) 5:57.90 and Granwil (Kerala, fifth) 6:02.13 all crossed the previous meet record.

In girls' U-20 200m, Jisna Mathew (AFI) broke the previous meet record of 24.28s set by Nirupama in 2010 with a stellar performance of 24.24s while in girls' U-20 3000m steeplechase, Khushboo set s new meet record of 10:55.54s breaking 11.04.80s record set by Parul Chaudhary in 2014.

In U-20 boys' 4X400m relay, Haryana set a new meet record of 3:11.03s displacing the decade-old record of 3:14.13s set by Kerala in 2005.

Haryana with a total of 408 points finished as the overall champion of the event while Uttar Pradesh shared the boys team championship title with Haryana. Kerala won the girls team championship crown.

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