V. Jayalakshmi from Chennai District won five gold medals in the two-day Tamil Nadu Masters' athletic championship held in Srivilliputtur recently.

The 35-plus Indian Bank athlete's success came in the 100m, 200m and 100m hurdles aside from the 4x100m and 4x400m relays. Her effort helped Chennai finish second overall behind Coimbatore.

Nearly 1000 athletes had taken part in the meet. The State sports minister T.P.M. Mohideen Khan gave away the prizes.

The results (winners only):

Men: 100m: 35+ T. Selvam 11.9s; 40+ V. Kamaraj 12.5; 45+ P. Susaimanickam 12.4; 50+ G. Balasubramaninan 12.9; 55+ R. Venkataramanujam 13.5; 65+ R. Sebastin 13.9; 70+ P. Sundarajan 15.6; 75+ S.P. Manian. 16.9; 80+ P. Sundarajan 25.7; 85+ T. John Devasir 32.8; 90+ C. Antony Muthu 25.6.

400m: 35+ T. Selvam 57.0s; 40+ C. Joseph 1.06.3; 45+ R. Sankar 59.2; 50+ P. Govindaraju 58.8; 55+ K. Muthu 1.03.0; 60+ P. Kasiramalingam 1.07.0; 65+ E.A. Joseph 1.13.2; 70+ E. Venkatesan 1.27.6; 75+ R. Nambi Seshan, 1.25.8; 80+ P. Govindarajan 2.58.0; 90+ C. Antony Muthu 3.12.5.

5000m: 35+ R. Arumugam 17:39.6s; 40+ K. Shankar 17:57.7; 45+ K. Packiaraj 19:12.0; 50+ P. Pandurangan 19:49.9; 55+ P. Arumugam, 54:08.0; 60+ C. Selvaraj 19:28.2; 65+ M.G. Balasubramaniam 29:09.2; 70+ T.D. Rajendran, 29:21.1; 75+ C. Venkataramanan 53:55.2.

Hammer: 35+ C. Dominic Savior, 32.06mts; 40+ T. Saravanan 21.58; 45+ Ratnakumar 35.64; 50+ T. Subramanian 35.81; 55+ S. Durairaj 24.47; 60+ S. Anabanandan 29.65; 65+ R.K. Nithiyanandan 29.90; 70+ P. Mani Sait 27.12; 75+ Subramanian 19.79; 80+ B. Barnabas 15.98; 85+ V. Savariyar 15.69.

High jump: 50+ D. Pravin Kumar 1.40mts; 55+ T. Arumugam 1.35; 60+ A. Thiagarajan 1.20; 65+ K. Subramaniam 1.25; 70+ K. Subramaniyan 1.20; 75+ V. Peter Pandiaraj 0.95; 85+ T. John Devasir 1.00.

Women: 100m: 35+ V. Jayalakshmi 12.9s; 40+ Shathi Srinivasan 15.2; 45+ S. Santhi 17.1; 50+ N.C. Bhuvaneshwari 19.3; 55+ M. Irudayamary 15.8; 60+ K.P. Bagiyam 24.4; 65+ V. Jeyalakshmi 22.3s; 70+ Kalaivani Palanisamy 24.6; 80+ T. Padmavathi 59.72; 90+ Seethaiyamal 43.81; 95+ P. Unnamalai 1.46.3.

400m: 35+ Chitra 1:08.0s; 40+ V. Savithri 1:47.0; 45+ V. Chandra 1:34.4; 50+ M. Vasumathy 1:53.2; 55+ M. Irudayamary 1:48.5; 60+ G. Mani, 2:30.3.

5000m: 35+ J. Suriya 33:09.1s; 50+ M. Shamsathbegam 39:58.9.

Discus: 35+ R.R. Abarna 22.58 mts; 40+ K. Krishna Kumari 22.11; 45+ Arlene Correya 20.14; 50+ R. Jayalakshmi 15.17; 55+ R. Radhamani 22.14; 60+ Patrica Tanner 18.68s; 65+ R. Sarathamani, 12.60; 70+ R.K. Ambabai 10.34.

Triple jump: 35+ C. Rani 7.48 mts; 40+ Shakthi Srinivasan 8.38; 45+ Kugalar Palanisamy Shanthi 8.15; 50+ K. Rajalakshmi 4.88; 55+ Mythili Natarajan 6.23; 60+ P. Sasikala 6.30; 65+ R. Francis 4.26; 70+ Vasantha Samuel 4.91.

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