Host Mysore Division helped by some sterling performances by their women retained the overall championship title with a total of 133 points in the four-day State-level Dasara Sports meet 2012, jointly conducted by the Department of Youth Services and Sports and the Dasara sports sub-committee at the Chamundivihar stadium which concluded here on Wednesday.

Bangalore City came a close second with 115 points and Belgaum third with 54 points.

Four records

On the final day of the meet, in athletics four new meet records were re-written in the women’s section by the Mysore’s athletes. Thippavva Sannakki of Mysore ran a good last lap to create a new meet record in the women’s 3000m event. She clocked 10:22.70s and erased the previous mark of 10:25.10s set by Mysore’s Shraddha Rani S. Desai in 2011.

Reena George of Mysore set a new meet record in the women’s 400m event with a timing of 56.50s, erasing the previous mark of 57.30 set by Sushmitha Devadas of Mysore in 2009.

Shahejahani of Mysore, from South Western Railways, threw the javelin to a new mark of 44.25m and thus erased a 21-year old record of 43.84m set by B.M. Bhagirathi of Mysore in 1991.

 Mysore’s 4x100m relay quartet of Afsana, Shraddha Rani S. Desai, Bebi Sumya and Reena George created a new meet record with a timing of 48.29s, erasing the previous mark of 49.10s set by Mysore in 1990.

 A total of seven new meet records were created in the meet this year (six in the women’s section & one in the men’s section). All the record-breakers were given a cash prize of Rs.10,000 each for their feats.

Bangalore men shine

Bangalore City’s athletes hogged the limelight in the men’s section won eight gold, seven silver and two bronze medals in the championships. In the women’s section, they won eight gold, six silver and 4 bronze medals.

Mysore’s athletes topped the performance in the athletics events by winning 13 gold, 12 silver and seven bronze medals. Bangalore City came second with a tally of 13 gold, 11 silver and six bronze medals.

In the men’s section, Sonith Mendon (Mysore — 100 & 200m gold), Vishwambara (Bangalore City — 400 & 800m gold) and Sharath Raj (Mysore — javelin & discus gold) shared the Individual title with 10 points each.

In the women’s section, Bebi Sumya of Mysore (100 & 200m gold) and K.C. Shruthi (Bangalore City — 800 & 1500m gold) shared the individual title with 10 points each.

In gymnastics, Lokesh of Mysore won the individual title, while in the women’s section, Smitha C of Belgaum won the individual title.

In the team games, Bangalore City in the men’s section won the football, swimming, hockey, kabaddi and handball titles and finished runner-up in ball badminton and table tennis. In the women’s section, Mysore won the tennis, kho-kho, badminton, hockey, ball badminton, throwball, kabaddi and handball titles. They also finished runner-up in basketball.

In Chess, A. Augustin of Kushalnagar won the title with 8.5 points from nine rounds. H. A. Amogha (Mysore — 8 points) and Y.G.Vijendra (8 points) secured the second and third places respectively.

 The prizes were given away by district in-charge minister S.A. Ramdas. Girish Patil, Sports Authority of Karnataka’s vice-chairman, and Vastrad, deputy commissioner.

The results:

Athletics: Men: 5000m: 1. B Rahul (Bangalore City-16:12.00s); 2. S. H. Shivanand (Bangalore Rural); 3. Mahantesh Kashti (Belgaum); 400m: 1. Vishvambar (Bangalore City-48.70s); 2. K.S. Jeevan (Bangalore City); Ganesh Nayak (Belgaum); Javelin: 1. Sharathraj (Mysore -66.14m); 2. P.G. Purandar (Bangalore City); 3. Ganesh Gowda (Belgaum); Triple jump: 1. Carl Britton (Bangalore City-14.62m); 2.  Basavaraj Hiremat (Bgm); 3. T.H. Prateesh (Mysore); 4x100m relay: 1. Bangalore City (42.35s); 2. Mysore; 3. Bangalore Rural.

Individual championship: Men:  Sonith Mendon (Mysore), Sharath Raj (Mysore) and Vishvambar (Bangalore City) — 10 points.

Women: 400m: 1. Reena George (Mysore-NMR-56.50s, Old: 57.3s - Sushmitha Devadas, Mysore-2009); 2. M.G. Padmini (Bangalore City); 3. R. Mahalakshmi (Bangalore City); 3000m: 1. Thippavva Sannakki (Mysore- NMR-10:22.70s, Old:10:25.10s — Shraddha Rani S Desai, Mysore -2011); 2. Shraddha Rani (Mysore); 3. Prathiksha (Bangalore City); Javelin: 1. Shahejahani (Mysore - NMR-44.25m, Old: 43.84m — B.M. Bhagirithi, Mysore -1991); 2. R.A. Manjushri (Belgaum); 3. Pavithra (Mysore); Triple jump: 1. Joyline Lobo (Bangalore City- 12.00m); 2. Surekha Patil (Bgm); 3. Chgandravva S (Bgm); 4x100m relay: 1. Mysore (NMR-48.29s, Old: Mysore -1990-49.10s); 2. Bangalore City (48.80s); 3. Bangalore Rural.

Individual championship: Women: 1. Bebi Sumya (Mysore) and K. C. Shruthi (Bangalore City) — 10 points.

Team games: Men:  Tennis: 1. Bangalore rural; 2. Mysore; 3. Belgaum; Badminton: 1. Bangalore Rural; 2. Mysore; 3. Belgaum; Football: 1. Bangalore City; 2. Bangalore Rural; 3. Gulbarga; Hockey: 1. Bangalore City; 2. Bangalore Rural; 3. Belgaum; Kho-Kho: 1. Bangalore Rural; 2. Mysore; 3. Bangalore City; Kabaddi: 1. Bangalore City; 2. Belgaum; 3. Mysore; Volleyball: 1. Bangalore Rural; 2. Belgaum; 3. Mysore; Basketball: 1.  Bangalore Rural; 2.  Gulbarga; 3. Bangalore City; Netball: 1. Bangalore Rural; 2. Mysore; 3. Bangalore City; Handball: 1. Bangalore City; 2. Mysore; 3. Bangalore Rural; Gymnastics: 1. Belgaum; 2. Bangalore Rural; 3. Mysore; Throwball: 1. Mysore; 2. Bangalore Rural; 3. Bangalore City; Ball badminton: 1. Bangalore Rural; 2. Bangalore City; 3. Gulbarga; Table tennis; 1. Mysore; 2. Bangalore City; 3. Gulbarga.

Women: Tennis: 1. Mysore; 2. Bangalore Rural; 3. Belgaum; Kho-Kho: 1. Mysore; 2. Bangalore Rural; 3. Bangalore City; Badminton: 1. Mysore; 2. Bangalore Rural; 3. Gulbarga; Hockey: 1. Mysore; 2. Gulbarga; 3. Belgaum; Volleyball: 1. Mysore; 2. Bangalore City; 3. Bangalore Rural; Basketball: 1. Bangalore City; 2. Mysore; 3. Bangalore Rural; Netball: 1. Bangalore City; 2. Bangalore Rural; 3. Mysore; Ball badminton: 1. Mysore; 2. Bangalore Rural; 3. Bangalore City; Throwball: 1. Mysore; 2. Bangalore City; 3. Bangalore Rural; Kabaddi: 1. Mysore; 2. Bangalore City; 3. Belgaum; Gymnastics: 1. Belgaum; 2. Bangalore City; 3. Bangalore Rural; Table Tennis: 1. Belgaum; 2. Bangalore City; 3. Mysore; Handball: 1. Mysore; 2. Bangalore City; 3. Belgaum.

Overall team championship: Mysore — 133 points.

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