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KOZHIKODE: Assam’s Amlan Borgohain scorched the observe to set a brand new males’s 200m nationwide report by clocking 20.52 seconds on a rain-hit ultimate day of the twenty fifth Nationwide Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships on Wednesday.
Avinash Sable, recognized for excelling within the steeplechase, rewrote the boys’s 5000m meet report with a nice effort over 13:39.43 that raised expectation that he may quickly be claiming the nationwide report standing within the title of Bahadur Prasad since 1992.

Kartik Kumar’s bid for the space double got here unstuck within the face of Sable’s run.
The 23-year-old Borgohain sank Muhammed Anas Yahiya’s present mark of 20.63 seconds in a race that noticed the highest three end inside 21 seconds.
Nevertheless, it was solely Borgohain who matched the Asian Video games qualifying normal set by the Athletics Federation of India. Having run successive sub-21-second races in September and March, he gave proof of his progress.

Operating his maiden aggressive race over the space on the nationwide degree, Sable turned the fourth quickest Indian within the 12-1/2-lap race. In truth, it was the quickest 5000m by an Indian on dwelling soil.
The highest three finishers, together with Uttar Pradesh’s Abhishek Pal, met the Asian Video games qualification standards set by AFI.
The triple bounce noticed a pulsating contest with Eldhose Paul of Kerala breaking a 10-year-old meet mark when he leapt 16.99m to assert gold. On a day when Praveen Chithravel (Tamil Nadu) and Karthik Unnikrishnan (Kerala) additionally secured qualification marks for the Commonwealth Video games and Asian Video games, Eldhose Paul gained by a cushty margin.

Two 31-year-old hammer throwers, Sarita Romit Singh (Uttar Pradesh) and Manju Bala Singh (Rajasthan), produced a riveting contest. Having traded the nationwide report over the past so a few years, they fought tooth and nail on Wednesday.
Manju Bala Singh led with 63.12m on her third attempt however Sarita Romit Singh gained gold with 64.16m on her fifth try.
Manju Bala Singh additionally got here up with a 64m throw on her final attempt however needed to accept silver. They pushed each other so competitively that it was the primary time that each breached the 64m in the identical competitors. Additionally they earned qualification marks for the Commonwealth Video games and the Asian Video games.
Within the thrilling girls’s 200m ultimate, Hima Das (Assam) held again a problem from Aishwarya Kailash Mishra (Maharashtra) and Priya H Mohan (Karnataka). Hima Das stopped the clock in 23.63 seconds to win by one-hundredth of a second from 400m champion Aishwarya.

Priya H Mohan, who didn’t compete within the 400m, settled for third place in a private finest time.
There was an identical contest within the males’s 400m hurdles ultimate, MP Jabir (Kerala) and T Santhosh Kumar (Tamil Nadu) coming dwelling inside 51 seconds whereas Dhaval Mahesh Utekar (Gujarat) beat the fancied Ayyasamy Dharun (Tamil Nadu) to the bronze medal.
The seasoned Anu Raghavan beat her youthful Kerala team-mate R Arathi to the ladies’s 400m hurdles gold.


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