After smashing the national record just 11 days ago, women's 100m hurdler Jyothi Yarraji made a massive improvement and set her personal best on Sunday. Competing at the European tour at Loughborough International Competition in the UK, Jyothi clocked a time of 13.11 — a significant improvement from her previous 13.23, which she clocked while winning an event in Cyprus on May 11.
The 22-year-old from Andhra Pradesh athlete on Sunday won the gold in the UK event under a headwind speed of +0.3m/s.
Yarraji is a trainee under Joseph Hillier at Reliance Foundation Odisha Athletics High-Performance Center in Bhubaneswar. She had clocked 13.09 seconds during the Federation Cup in Kozhikode last month but it was not counted as a national record as the wind speed was +2.1 m/s, more than the permissible +2.0 m/s.
In 2020 also, Jyothi had run the 100m hurdle in a record time as she clocked 13.03 seconds at the All India Inter-University Athletics Championships in Moodbidri, Karnataka. But it was also not counted as NR as National Anti-Doping Agency did not test her at the meet and a technical official from the Athletics Federation of India was also not present.
Another Reliance Foundation athlete Graceson Amaldas, a former national swimmer turned hurdler from Thanjavur won the junior men's 110m hurdles guest race of the Loughborough International meet in 13.91s.