Erode: Defending champion Indian Railways won the overall team championship for men in the 50th Senior National gymnastics (Artistic) championship at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Thindal on Saturday.

Internationals Parthu Mondal (Eastern Railway) and Ashish Kumar (Northern Central Railway) played a big part as the title-holder finished on top for the fifth year on the trot. Railways garnered 400.1 points for the title.

U.P. second

The Uttar Pradesh men, who enjoyed just a fourth-place finish at the DSA Indoor Stadium in Warangal last year, tallied 390 points for the second spot. The results (team championship): Men: 1. Indian Railways 400.1 pts; 2. Uttar Pradesh 390; 3. Services 388.8.

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