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Arokia, Vismaya run to 200m golds in Indian Grand Prix

Arokia Rajiv.  

Tamil Nadu’s Arokia Rajiv and Kerala’s V.K. Vismaya, who have been consistent this season, won the men’s and women’s 200m in the fourth and final Indian Grand Prix athletics at Panchkula, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.

Vismaya, who won two of the three 400m she ran this season which included a stunning victory over under-20 World champion Hima Das, clocked a personal best (23.80s) in the 200m. Both Rajiv and Vismaya were adjudged as the best athletes of the Panchkula meet.

Meanwhile, Karnataka’s K.S. Jeevan won the men’s 400m while M.R. Poovamma clocked her season’s best while taking the women’s quartermile. Haryana’s Manjit Chahal, the Asian Games 800m champion, won the men’s 1500m while former Asian champion Inderjeet Singh won the shot put title.

The results: Men: 200m: 1. Arokia Rajiv (TN) 20.74s, 2. Muhammed Anas (Ker) 21.15, 3. Lovepreet Singh (Pun) 21.59.

400m: 1. K.S. Jeevan (Kar) 46.81s, 2. Jithu Baby (Ker) 46.93, 3. Nirmal Noah Tom (Ker) 47.68.

1500m: 1. Manjit Chahal (Har) 3:45.37s, 2. Ajay Kumar Saroj (UP) 3:45.75, 3. Rahul (UP) 3:48.63.

400m hurdles: 1. M.P. Jabir (Ker) 50.60s, 2. Jashanjot Singh (Pun) 51.28, 3. Jagdeesh Chandra (Kar) 51.44.

Triple jump: 1. S.N. Mohammed Salahuddin (TN) 16.06m, 2. Navjot Singh (Pun) 15.60, 3. A. Rakesh (Ker) 15.23.

High jump: 1. B. Chetan (Kar) 2.16m, 2. Sarvesh Anil Kushar (Mah) 2.10, 3. Srikakolapu Ped Kamaraju (AP) 2.00.

Javelin: 1. Abhishek Singh (UP) 75.57m, 2. Abhishek Drall (Del) 74.95.

Shot put: 1. Inderjeet Singh (Har) 18.70m, 2. Parveen Parveen (Har) 17.52, 3. Paramjeet Singh (Chd) 17.48.

Discus: 1. Dharamraj Yadav (UP) 58.77m, 2. S. Mithravarun (TN) 52.81, 3. Surjeet Gurra (Del) 48.56.

Women: 200m: V.K. Vismaya (Ker) 23.80s, 2. N.S. Incharan (Kar) 24.05s, 3. Anjali Devi (Har) 24.35.

400m: 1. M.R. Poovamma (Kar) 53.73s, 2. Saritaben Gayakwad (Guj) 53.77, 3. Jisna Mathew (Ker) 54.17.

1500m: 1. Lili Das (WB) 4:13.53s, 2. P.U. Chitra (Ker) 4:13.58, 3. Usha Sharma (Har) 5:03.00.

400m hurdles: 1. M. Arpitha (Kar) 57.93s, 2. Veerpal Kaur (Pun) 1:00.61, 3. Neha (Pun) 1:12.19.

Triple jump: 1. Renu (Har) 13.41m, 2. Anusha G. Poojary (Kar) 13.04, 3. Niharika Vashisht (Pun) 13.02.

Discus: 1. Navjeet Kaur Dhillon (Pun) 56.03m, 2. Parbati Sethi (Odi) 41.40.

Javelin: 1. Sharmila Kumari (Har) 56.36m, 2. Prabhdeep Kaur (Pun) 38.12.

Shot put: 1. Kachnar Chaudhary (Raj) 13.94m.

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