S. Saraswathi of Southern Railway bagged a brace of gold medals in the women's section of the 85th senior State athletics championship, organised by Tiruchi District Athletics Association, at Anna Stadium here on Saturday.
She capped off her javelin throw victory in the morning with a win in the shot put later in the day.
Balamurugan of Southern Railway clocked 14.1s in the men's 110m hurdles, equalling the meet record set by J. Surendhar in 2011.
Men: 100m: 1. M. Vijayakumar (Grasshopper AC), 10.5s, 2. N. Balaiah (Tiruchi), 3. B. Praveen Muthukumar (PSG).
110m hurdles: 1. Balamurugan (Southern Railway), 14.1s, EMR, 2. Premkumar (St. Joseph's SA), 3. Muthusamy (Southern Railway); 1500m: 1. P.K. Anil Kumar (USF), 4:02.3s, 2. P. Sahadevan (SDAT, Chennai), 3. A. Aneesh (MRC Wellington).
10,000m: 1. B. Ezhilnilavan (Grasshopper), 31:35s, 2. M.B. Yleshwara (MRC Wellington), 3. R. Rajesh (Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College); Discus: 1. Santhosh Devadhass (St. Joseph's SA), 44m, 2. R. Vishnuvardhan (Achievers AA), 3. S.M. Diwahar Raja (Royal AC); Pole vault: 1. J. Preeth (SDAT, Chennai), 4.50m, 2. S. Elango (TN Police, Tiruchi), 3. C. Periyasamy (St. Joseph's SA).
Women: 100m: 1. J. Dharanya (Royal AC), 12.4s, 2. R. Kowsalya (SDAT, Chennai), 3. S. Archana (SDAT, Chennai); 1500m: 1. M. Gomathi (St. Joseph's SA), 4:25.3s, 2. A. Kaleeswari (SDAT, Chennai), 3. S. Padmavathi (St. Joseph's SA); 10,000m: 1. M. Sudha, 41:16.5s, 2. Pon. Kavitha (St. Joseph's SA), 3. M. Aishwarya (Kavinadu YC).
High jump: 1. G. Mary Shalini (St. Joseph's SA), 1.60m, 2. M. Arockia Elizabeth Rose (SDAT, Chennai), 3. K.V. Manobala (SAI, Mayiladuthurai); Triple jump: 1. S. Reeba (SDAT, Chennai), 11.88m; 2. B. Vaishnavi (SAI, Mayiladuthurai), 3. Rochelle Maria (St. Joseph's SA).
Shot put: 1. S. Saraswathi (Southern Railway), 13.32m, 2. R. Kumari (St. Joseph's SA), 3. K. Subashini (St. Joseph's SA); Javelin: 1. S. Saraswathi (Southern Railway), 46.72m, 2. P. Mathupriya (St. Joseph's SA), 3. T. Deepa (Tiruchi).
Upset win for Bhuvaneshwari
Tiruchi's R. Bhuvaneshwari, the Commonwealth championship under-20 gold medal winner, pulled off a surprise win over second seed C.H. Savetha of Chennai in the second round of the Tamil Nadu State junior chess championship at the Sanmarga Sangam in Coimbatore on Saturday.
In another exciting clash, Aarudhra Ganesh of Coimbatore drew with Sivakasi's R. Visalatchi.
Important results (second round):
Open: S.B. Hari Pragadish (Cbe) 1 lost to Gireman Ja (Cbe) 2; S.S. Manigandan (Mdu) 2 bt A. Ra. Harikrishnan (Tvlr) 1; I. Abishek (Kan) 1 lost to S. Prasannaa (Kan) 2; J. Nishvin (Kki) 2 bt Mani Bharathy (Cbe) 1; Osama Salim (Che) 1.5 drew with K.K. Gowtham (Erd) 1.5.
A. Vaibhav (Cbe) 1.5 drew with Ramalingam Karthik (Slm) 1.5; R. Ganesh (Cbe) drew with I. Praveen Kumar (Cbe) 1.5; M. Gokulakrishnan (Erd) 1 lost to G. Jaswant (Che) 2; V.S. Rathanvel (Cbe) 2 bt R. Venkatakrishnan (Tvlr) 1.5; Y. Raja Chokkarvel (Vnr) 1 lost to P. Uma Maheswaran (Mdu) 2.
Girls: V. Shvetha (kan) 1 lost to A. Akshaya (Tvlr) 2; C.H. Savetha (Che) 1 lost to R. Bhuvaneshwari (Try) 2; Aarudhra Ganesh (Cbe) 1.5 drew with R. Visalatchi (Vnr) 1.5; Srija Seshadri (Cud) 2 bt C.R. Varsha (Kan) 1; J.G. Nivedhitha (Che) 1.5 drew with P. Bala Kannamma (Che) 1.5; N. Hema Priya (Che) 2 bt G. Sushmitha (Che) 1; P. Thamaraiselvi (Che) 1 lost to M. Sandhya (Che) 2; V. Varshini (Bloom) 2 bt R. Karthikeyini (Mdu) 1; P.L. Kavitha (Slm) 1 lost to Akshaya Nandakumar (Cbe) 2; C.K. Varsha (Cbe) 1.5 bt S. Bharkavi (Kki) 1.
Keywords: Tiruchi District Athletics Association