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Gurindervir shatters National jr. 100m mark

Gurindervir Singh.   | Photo Credit: M_Periasamy

Gurindervir Singh sprinted his way to a record breaking gold in the boys 100m final of the Sri Krishna Institutions 16th Federation Cup National junior athletics championship at the Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.

The 100m scheduled for day one had to be rescheduled due to fading light. And, that came as a blessing in disguise for the 18-year-old from Punjab. He took off smoothly and gathered pace midway through to stop the clock at 10.47s for a new junior National mark.

With the Asian youth title (Bangkok, 2017) under his belt, Gurindervir improved upon the existing record held by Tamil Nadu’s Augustine Yesudas by 0.10s. Obviously, he will now be India’s best medal bet in the Asian under-20 championship scheduled at Gifu, Japan, in June.

“This is not my best but I am pleased to have shattered the national mark. My target is to do 10.2s by the year end. The other target is the Asian Games,” said Gurindervir.

Sanjay Kumar of Haryana started the day with a new meet record in the 10,000m walk. He timed 42:09.44s for the distance. Juned (Haryana), Akshadeep Singh (Punjab) and Suraj Panwar (Uttarakhand), who finished behind him, also bettered the meet mark. Gourav (Haryana, 400m) and Sapna Kumari (Jharkhand, 100m hurdles) also set new meet marks.

Sathya strikes gold

Sathya Tamizharasan brought the first gold for the host State winning the girls pole vault with ease. Chellamangai and Manju made it further sweet by finishing for the next two places. Even as Sathya sailed smooth, the Tamil Nadu boys struck another gold finishing on top in the 4x100m relay with a new meet record.

Haryana is the overnight leader and looks good to seal the championship.

The results:

Boys: 100m: 1. Gurindervir Singh (Pun) 10.47s (NR); 2. Akash Kumar (UP) 10.65; 3. Prajwal Maandanna (Kar) 10.66. 400m: 1. Gourav (Har) 46.93 (NMR); 2. Nihal Joel (Kar) 47.08 (BMR); 3. Rajesh Ramesh (TN) 47.52. 100m hurdles: 1. Kunal Chaudhary (Del) 14.16; 2. Mohammed Fais (Ker) 14.20; 3. Alden Noronha (Mah) 14.28. 10000m walk: 1. Sanjay Kumar (Har) 42:09.44 (NMR); 2. Juned (Har) 42:22.21 (BMR); 3. Akshadeep Singh (Pun) 42:36.10 (BMR); 4.Suraj Panwar (Utk) 42:37.84 (BMR). Shot put: 1. Ashish Bhalothia (Har) 17.89m; 2. Sahib Singh (Del) 17.79; 3. Ashish Kumar (Har) 17.67. 4x100m: TN (Praveen Kumar, J. Anand Raj, K. Magunamuthu & Nithin) 41.60 (NMR); 2. Karnataka 42.06; 3. Telangana 42.27.

Girls: 100m: 1. Chaitrali Gujjar (Mah) 12.05s; 2. Vijaya Kumari (UP) 12.13; 3. Gandhe Nithya (Tel) 12.24. 400m: 1. Jisna Mathew (Ker) 54.73; 2. Rachna (Har) 55.59; 3. Subha Venkatesh (TN) 56.19. 100m hurdles: 1. Sapna Kumari (Jha) 13.78 (NMR); 2. Pragyan Prasant Sahu (Odi) 14.60; 3. Nandhini Kongan (TN) 14.68. 1500m: 1. Durga Deore (Mah) 4:30.43; 2. Tai Bamhane (Mah) 4:36.61; 3. Suman Rani (Pjb) 4:38.05. Long jump: 1. Deepanshi (UP) 5.89m; 2. Manisha Merel (Odi) 5.78; 3. Punitha Ramasamy (TN) 5.62. Discus: 1. Arpandeep Kaur Bajwa (Pun) 49.56; 2. Karuniya Muthuramalingam (TN) 45.79; 3. Sunita (Har) 45.71. Pole vault: 1. Sathya Tamizharasan 3.50m; 2. Chellamangai 3.35; 3. Manju Muthu 3.20. 4x100m: 1. Maharashtra 48.29s; 2. Karnataka; 3. Tamil Nadu 49.99.

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