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Federation Cup: What to look out for on Day 2

Federation Cup: What to look out for on Day 2

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Published: 16 March 2019 5:07 AM GMT
Please refresh for updates Women's Long Jump Final Kerala's Rintu Matthew takes the top spot in the women's Long Jump event. No takers to beat the Asian Championship qualification mark. Source: AFI
Medal Images Javelin Throw Men 400m Hurdles Men Men's 800m
Javelin Throw Men's Final Shivpal Singh who had already achieved the mandated qualification mark for the Javel Throw event carries on his brillian performance. After an 81.85m throw yesterday, he goes a step ahead and registers 82.56 today to bag the gold. Vipin Kasana also achieves the AFI mandated qualification mark with a throw of 81.23m
Medal Images. Women's 200m Men's triple Jump
Women's 800m Final Tamil Nadu's Gomathi Marimuthu and Punjab's Twinkle Chaudhary bettered the AFI mandated Asian Championships qualification mark by quite a bit. PU Chithra takes the Bronze.
Men's triple Jump Finals Tamil Nadu's Praveen Chithravel, India's bronze medalist at the Youth Olympics, achieves the Asian Cships qualification mark at the Federation Cup and sets a new Junior National Record
Men's 800m Finals Jinson Johnson just falls short of the Asian Qualification mark as he finishes first in the Men's 800m event with a timing of 1:49.68.

Men's 200m Finals All male athletes fail to cross the Asian Championships qualification mark set at 20.60. Uttar Pradesh's Akash Kumar bags the gold with 21.41 seconds. Image: AFI
Women's 200m Finals. Dutee Chand appears to top the finals with a timing of 23.35s. Remember she had already equalled the qualification mark for the Asian Athletics Championships at the second leg of the Indian Grand Prix when she completed the race in 23.30 seconds.
Women's 400m Hurdles: Asian Games 4x400m Relay gold medallist Sarita Gayakwad breaks meet record with a timing of 57.21s(Previous: 57.39s) and wins the Gold medal. Both Sarita Gayakwad and Arpitha M clear Asian Athletics Championship qualifying marks.
Screen grab/ AFI
Men's 400m Hurdles: Asian Games silver medallist Dharun Ayyasamy clears Asian Athletics Championship qualifying marks in style by breaking his own National record with a time of 48.80 seconds in the men’s 400m hurdles and wins the Gold medal. Silver medallist Jabir MP of Kerala also clears the Asian Athletics Championship qualifying mark. Ramachandran wins the Bronze medal.
Highlights from the Federation Cup in Patiala yesterday, the last chance for Indian athletes to make the cut for the Asian Athletics Championships included two great performances. Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur
and javelin thrower Shivpal Singh starred on the opening day of the 23rd Federation Cupin Patiala on Friday, as they assured themselves of a place in the 2019 Asian Championships by meeting the qualification guidelines set by the Athletics Federation of India. Speaking to The Bridge after topping the Javelin qualifications with a throw of 81.85m (AFI’s qualification guideline was 80.75m), Shivpal seemed stoked about his performance but took care to mention that he would not be taking his spot lightly going into the finals today. "Everything is good now and I like where I am at the moment. The goal is always to keep learning and keep doing better,
" he said. [video width="480" height="848" mp4="https://thebridge.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/VID-20190315-WA0013.mp4"][/video] Meanwhile, AFI reports suggest that Discus Thrower Kamalpreet Kaur's performance was slightly affected as she was still recovering from a previous injury. Kaur threw the iron disc a distance of 58.97m, the AFI qualification standard was set at 58.50m. Her subsequent throws saw her improve her distance which went up to 60.25m. Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Navjeet Dhillon bagged second place with a best throw of 56.36m. “I thought I could have thrown more than 61meters but I was still recovering from an injury in my lower back,”
Kaur was quoted as saying by AFI after her competition. Other standout performances for the day included National Record holder in Pole Vault S Siva who set a new meet record by clearing a height of 5.16m, breaking the previous meet record of 5.15m. But this performance failed to see him bag a spot for the Asian Championships as the qualification mark for this event was set at 5.40m Following are the events in the second session of the day. Finals for Triple Jump(Men), 400m Hurdles (Women), Javelin Throw (Men), 200m Men and Women, 800m Men and Women, Men's Shotput and Men's 1500m are on the cards today promising some good performances.
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