National Games: Pole vaulter Rosy breaks national record; Aldrin beats Sreeshankar for long jump gold | More sports News – Times of India


GANDHINAGAR: Pole vaulter Rosy Meena Paulraj of Tamil Nadu turned out to be the unlikely star of the athletics competitors within the Nationwide Video games as she shattered the nationwide file en route profitable gold right here on Saturday.
The 24-year-old Rosy cleared 4.20m to go previous VS Surekha’s earlier nationwide mark of 4.15m set in 2014.
Her two Tamil Nadu team-mates, Pavitha Vengatesh and Baranica Elangovan had been distance second and third with efforts of 4m and three.90m respectively.
In males’s lengthy bounce, Jeswin Aldrin of Tamil Nadu beat Commonwealth Video games silver medallist Murali Sreeshankar of Kerala for the gold in a high-quality competitors to qualify for the 2023 World Athletics Championships.
Aldrin jumped 8.26m in his sixth and final try to win the gold and go previous the World Championships qualifying mark of 8.25m. He additionally had two different 8m-plus jumps — 8.07m amd 8.21m.
Sreeshankar, who gained a silver within the Birmingham CWG in August and holds the nationwide file of 8.36m, had a finest bounce of seven.93m, which he got here up in his first try. He had one other bounce of seven.55m earlier than passing all of the remaining 4 makes an attempt.
One other high lengthy jumper, Muhammed Anees Yahiya of Kerala was third with a finest bounce of seven.92m.
In the meantime, Amlan Borgohain of Assam and Jyothi Yarraji of Andhra Pradesh emerged because the quickest man and lady respectively of the Nationwide Video games after clinching gold within the 100m sprint occasions.
Jyothi, whose pet occasion is 100m hurdles through which she holds the nationwide file, shocked the likes of Dutee Chand (Odisha) and Hima Das (Assam), to win the ladies’s 100m gold with a time of 11.51 seconds.
Tamil Nadu’s Archana Suseendran (11.55s) and Maharashtra’s Diandra Valladares (11.62s) gained the silver and bronze respectively.
Nationwide file holder Dutee completed sixth with a time of 11.69s whereas Hima was seventh in 11.74s.
“I did not come right here pondering of profitable or shedding. I simply needed to present good timing and that helped me give you my quickest race,” Jyothi mentioned.
“They (Dutee and Hima) have at all times inspired me and I thank them for his or her assist. I’m simply completely satisfied that I gained and do not suppose on the strains that I beat them,” she added.
Borgohain clocked 10.38s within the males’s 100m sprint to face on the highest of the rostrum. Tamil Nadu runners Elakiyadasan VK (10.44) and Siva Kumar B (10.48) had been second and third respectively.
“You already know, it is like a stage present, typically you carry out, typically you do not,” Borgohain mentioned.
Requested in regards to the sizzling situations throughout the race, he mentioned, “I do not give it some thought a lot. It’s the identical for everybody, is not it?
“Within the All-India Railway competitors, I ran at 2 PM in related climate situations and clocked 10.25 seconds. So, I’m skilled in this type of climate.”
Borgohain additionally took the chance to spotlight the sacrifices his household had made to assist him make a profession in athletics.
“You see this,” he mentioned, pointing to his arm on which he had tattooed ‘Maa’.
“I used to be in Orissa and was pondering of my mom and easily went and acquired this inscribed on myself,” he mentioned, including that he did not inform his mom earlier than getting it performed.”


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