Augustine, Archana emerge as fastest athletes

India produced a dominating performance by grabbing a rich haul of 12 gold medals out of 14 on offer on the opening day of second South Asian Junior Athletics Championships at the Birsa Munda Stadium here on Monday.

Augustine Yesudas and Archana Suseentran became the fastest male and female athletes by winning their respective 100m sprint events in meet record times respectively.

Augustine, who posted a national junior mark of 10.57 secs in National Inter-Zone championships at Kochi, won the gold with a new meet mark in 10.61 secs. Archana clocked a personal best of 12.06 secs to erase Jessy Arulappan’s meet mark of 12.10s.PTI