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Asian Indoor Athletics: Jyothi Yarraji wins silver in 60m hurdles

In the process, the hurdler broke her own National Indoor Record for the 5th time this year.

Jyothi Yarraji

Jyothi Yarraji (Source: AFI)


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 12 Feb 2023 5:38 PM GMT

23-year-old hurdler Jyothi Yarraji clinched the silver in the women's 60m hurdles at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Indian finished just behind Japan's Masumi Aoki, who won the gold.

Yarraji clocked in second place with a timing of 8.13, just 0.12 seconds more than Aoki's 8.01s gold-winning effort. While Jyothi couldn't get the first prize, she broke her own National Record in 60m hurdles with her final's timings.

It was in the heats that she'd re-written her record after she clocked 8.13. Interestingly, this is the 5th time the youngster has broken the 60m Hurdles National Indoor Record in 2023 alone.

With her silver, India's tally goes up to 8 medals at the tournament. Other medallists include Tajinderpal Singh Toor (Gold- Shot Put), Karanveer Singh (Silver- Shot Put), Swapna Burman (Silver- Pentathlon), Praveen Chithravel (Silver- Triple Jump), Pavithra Vengatesh (Silver- Pole Vault), Rosy Meena Paulraj (Bronze- Pole Vault), Jeswin Aldrin (Silver- Long Jump).

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