TIRUCHI: S. Venniskannan of host JJ CET won the 200m and 400m hurdles gold at the Anna University inter-collegiate (zone VIII) athletic meet here.
The results: Men: 200m: 1. S. Venniskannan (JJ CET), 22.4s, 2. R. Raja (Jayaram CET), 3. T. Selvam (PR EC); 400m hurdles: 1. S. Venniskannan, 1:02.15s, 2. M. Sivabalan (AVC), 3. R. Raja (Jayaram CET); 10,000m: 1. T. Veerarasu (JJ CET), 41:34s, 2. S. Chellamuthu (Mookambigai EC), 3. L. Harikrishnan (Srinivasa EC); 20km road race: 1. N. Jailani (Tiruchi EC), 1:34.2s, 2. R. Ezhilan (Mookambigai EC), 3. K.S. Prabhu (Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan EC); High jump: 1. K. Chandramohan (JJ CET), 1.76m, 2. M. Sivabalan (AVC), 3. A. Sathish Kumar (Arasu EC); Triple jump: 1. R. Dhanapal (PAB CET), 12.63m, 2. C. Baskar (Anjalaiammal), 3. K. Chandramohan (JJ CET); Shot put: 1. A. Daniel (Tiruchi EC), 10.95m, 2. Hoch Minh Jereme (JJ CET), 3. S. Pradeepan (Sri Angalamman); Discus: 1. Hoch Minh Jereme, 2. R. Muralikrishnan (Saranathan), 3. A. Daniel. Women: 400m hurdles: 1. S. Usharani (MAM), 1:35.5s, 2. B. Vaishnavi (Jayaram CET); 10,000m: 1. K. Revathi (AVC), 55:25.9s, 2. Ramya (Periyar Maniammai CTW), 3. Vaishnavi (Jayaram CET); High jump: 1. Vennila (Jayaram CET), 1.25m, 2. S. Kodhai (Periyar Maniammai), 3. V. Krishnakumari (PAB CET); Triple jump: 1. S. Janani (Periyar Maniammai), 8.13m, 2. R. Saranya (Saranathan), 3. G. Meghala (JJ CET); Shot put: 1. Sujitha (PAB CET), 8.15m, 2. S. Kala (MAM CE), 3. A. Sasikala (Periyar Maniammai).
Sekkilar wins title
Sekkilar (Kariakudi) won the Swiss League title by 3 IMPs (International Match Points) at the XIX R.S. Krishnan Memorial open contract bridge tournament here.
In the final, Sekkilar (82 IMPs) represented by S.M. Sekkilar, Prathapan, C.K. Sridhar, Rajagopal, G. Rajagopal and V. Gopalan defeated Nest Inn (79 IMPs) represented by R. Kannan, N. Niranjan, K. Krishnakumar, N.R. Krishnamurthy, S.K. Chari and K.R. Venkatraman.