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Rohit sets under-18 National record

Making his mark: Rohit Yadav, who broke the under-18 National record at the National javelin throw open in Sonipat on Monday.

Making his mark: Rohit Yadav, who broke the under-18 National record at the National javelin throw open in Sonipat on Monday.  

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Rohit Yadav, who was in doping trouble a couple of years ago, broke the under-18 boys’ National record with a preliminary round throw of 81.75m (old record 79.29m) at the National javelin throw open at the SAI Regional Centre here on Monday. The final will be held on Tuesday.

A few finals were held on Monday and Haryana’s Poonam Rani (women, 49.53m) and Jyoti (under-18, 44.86m) won gold in their respective categories while Bihar’s Anjana Kumari (44.84m) and Gujarat’s Dhruvi Parmar (34.79m) won the under-20 and under-16 titles.

Meanwhile, in the second National 400m Open in Lucknow, Haryana’s Vikrant Panchal sparkled with a 48.06s in the under-20 boys’ semifinals. The final will be run tomorrow.

The results:

Javelin throw open (finals): Women: 1. Poonam Rani (Har) 49.53m; 2. Monica (Har) 42.46; 3. Shilpa Rani (Har) 39.89.

Girls: Under-20: 1. Anjani Kumari (Bih.) 44.84m; 2. Kajal Parmar (Guj) 42.38; 3. Sanjana Choudhary (Raj.) 41.87.

Under-18: 1. Jyoti (Har) 44.86m; 2. Komal Arora (Raj) 44.77; 3. Amisha Solanki (Guj.) 41.74.

Under-16: 1. Dhruvi Parmar (Guj) 34.79m; 2. Tannu Singh (UP) 33.02, 3. Arju (UP) 29.74.

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