Ritik, Shaili, Chanda set new records at National Junior Athletics Championships
Ritik Malik’s sprint was quite the highlight of the proceedings as his time of 10.65 seconds broke the National and Meet Records held by Gurindervir Singh.
Ritik Malik (Delhi), Shaili Singh (Karnataka), Chanda (Delhi) and Nivya Antony (Kerala) set new National records in the boys under-18 100m, girls U-16 long jump, girls under-20 1500m and girls under-20 pole vault respectively on the second day of the 35th National Junior Athletics Championships at the Acharya Nagarjuna University campus here on Sunday.
Ritik Malik’s sprint was quite the highlight of the proceedings as his time of 10.65 seconds broke the National and Meet Records held by Gurindervir Singh (10.69) since 2017 and Praveen Muthukumaran (10.75) since 2011 respectively. His pace did catch VA Shashikant (Karnataka) by surprise and relegated him to second place.
Chanda, who clocked 4:30.25 in finish fourth in the National Inter-State Championships in Lucknow and 4:19.94 in taking third place in the National Open in Ranchi last month, showed that she has potential to do better by displaying sound race tactics on Sunday. She raced the clock rather than be stuck in traffic, taking the lead from the start and running her own race.
Nivya Antony was in good form coming into the championships. She has achieved her previous best mark of 3.70m in the Kerala State Athletics Championships in Kozhikode in June this year and matched that performance in the K Joseph Memorial Inter-District Championships in Thiruvanthapuram in August. Shaili Singh improved her national and meet record in girls U-16 long jump to 6.15m. She held the previous record of 5.14m which she created at the same competition last year at Ranchi.
There were meet records for Lovepreet Singh (AFI-Punjab) and AT Daneshwari (Karnataka) respectively in the boys and girls under-20 100m races. Lavepreet Singh’s dash in 10.60 seconds was easily his personal best, improving on the 10.66 he clocked in the National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi last month. Sujith Kuttan held the record from 2010 with a time of 10.65.
Daneshwari rewrote one of the oldest records in the book, improving on V Pandeeswari’s 11.92 seconds set in 1996. Her own previous best was 11.88 seconds, clocked when finishing second in the Federation Cup for Juniors in September last. On Sunday, she was quick off the block and blazed away to the finish, 13-hundredths of a second outside Dutee Chand’s National mark.
The results (finals)
100m: 1. Lovepreet Singh (AFI-Punjab) 10.60 seconds (New Meet Record; Old: 10.65, Sujith Kuttan, Bengaluru, 2010); 2. Abhin B Devadiga (Karnataka) 10.88; 3. Abhinav C (Kerala) 10.89.
400m: 1. Mohammed Jahir Rayhan (Bangladesh) 47.34 seconds; 2. Rashid (Delhi) 47.76; 3. Vikrant Panchal (Delhi) 48.23.
1500m: 1. Sunil Dawar (Madhya Pradesh) 3:48.52 (New Meet Record. Old: 3:49.88, Ajeet Kumar. Ranchi, 2018); 2. Ankit (Haryana) 3:50.71; 3. Vikas (Haryana) 3:52.87.
10000m Race Walk: 1. Suraj Panwar (Uttarakhand) 41:22.41; 2. Kamaldeep (Haryana) 43:16.10; 3. Farman Ali (Uttar Pradesh) 43:31.31
Decathlon: 1. Umesh Lamba (Uttar Pradesh) 6748pts; 2. Dhaval Solanki (Gujarat) 6182pts; 3. Krishnan Nallaiyan (Tamil Nadu) 5711pts.
100m: 1. AT Daneshwari (Karnataka) 11.76 seconds (New Meet Record. Old: 11.92, V Pandeeswari, Nagercoil, 1996); 2. Nithya Gandhe (Telangana) 11.90; 3. Kaveri Laxmangouda Patil (Karnataka) 12.03.
400m: 1. Nancy (Haryana) 55.31 seconds; 2. Manisha Kushwah (Uttar Pradesh) 55.43; 3. Ritika (Delhi) 56.63.
1500m: 1. Chanda (Delhi) 4:17.18 (New National and Meet Record: Old National Record: 4:17.29, Lili Das, Bydgoszcz, 2016; Old Meet Record: 24:25.22, Lili Das, Coimbatore, 2016); 2. Radha (Uttarakhand) 4:31.42; 3. Madhu (Haryana) 4:34.44.
Pole Vault: 1. Nivya Antony (Kerala) 3.75m (New National and Meet Record. Old: 3.70m, Mariya Jaison, Ranchi, 2015); 2. Babita Patel (Madhya Pradesh) 3.20; 3. Blessy Kunjumon (Kerala) 3.15.
High Jump: 1. Jishna M (Kerala) 1.77m (New Meet Record. Old: 1.75m, Rekha, Ranchi, 2018); 2. Gracena G Merly (Tamil Nadu) 1.74; 3. SB Supriya (Karnataka) 1.74.
Discus Throw: 1. M Karunya (Tamil Nadu) 48.12m; 2. M Priyadarshini (Tamil Nadu) 42.55m; 3. Paramjot Kaur (Punjab) 42.13.
100m: 1. Ritik Malik (Delhi) 10.65 seconds (New National & Meet Record. Old National Record: 10.69, Gurindervir Singh, Bangkok, 2017; Old Meet Record: 10.75, Praveen Muthukumaran, Ranchi, 2011); 2. V Shashikant (Karnataka) 10.82; 3. Rahul Sharma (Uttar Pradesh) 10.88.
400m: 1. Abdul Razak CR (Kerala) 47.90 seconds; 2. Aniket Choudhary (Telangana) 48.75; 3. Ram Chandra Sanga (Jharkhand) 48.87.
Shot Put: 1. Amandeep Singh Dhaliwal (Punjab) 19.16m; 2. Prince (Haryana) 18.56; 3. Adhish Ghildiyal (Uttar Pradesh) 18.46.
Discus Throw: 1. Ashish Kumar (Uttar Pradesh) 56.63m; 2. Harnoor Singh Sandhu (AFI-Punjab) 56.37; 3. Satyan Singh (Uttarakhand) 55.30.
Decathlon: 1. Usaid Khan (Maharashtra) 7185pts; 2. Jayaram Chaudhary (Gujarat) 5913; 3. Abdulla Abdul Maje (Kerala) 5870pts.
100m: 1. Jeevanji Deepthi (Telangana) 11.94; 2. Avantika Santosh Narale (Maharashtra) 12.09; 3. Sudeshna Hanmant Shivankar (Maharashtra) 12.12.
400m: 1. Priya Habbathanahally Moha (Karnataka) 55.27 seconds; 2. Gorwi Nandana (Kerala) 55.59; 3. Deepanshi (Haryana) 55.79.
Pole Vault: 1. Pavitha Venkatesh (Tamil Nadu) 3.50m; 2. Maisuri Timbadiya (Gujarat) 3:32; Arathy Nair (Kerala) 3.00.
High Jump: 1. Meera Shibu (Kerala) 1.65m; 2. Khushi (Haryana) 1.65; 3. Shruti Sudhir Kamble (Maharashtra) 1.65.
Long Jump: 1. PM Thabitha (Tamil Nadu) 5.85m; 2. PS Prabhavathi (Kerala) 5.76; 3. P Babisha (Tamil Nadu) 5.70.
Discus Throw: 1. Grima (Haryana) 44.72m; 2. Aditi Rajesh Bugad (Maharashtra) 43.61; 3. Krishna Jayashankar (Andhra Pradesh) 43.59.
5000m Race Walk: 1. Munita Prajapati (Madhya Pradesh) 24:32.30 (New Meet Record. Old: 24:43.54, Baljit Kaur, Ranchi, 2018); 2. Mansi Negi (Uttarakhand) 24:50.06; 3. Preeti (AFI-Punjab) 25:13.87.
100m: 1. Kapil (Haryana) 10.93 seconds; 2. Aman Khokhar (Uttar Pradesh) 10.97; 3. Riday Samir Jana (Maharashtra) 11.14.
400m: 1. Kadavandi Mahesh (Telangana) 49.11 seconds; 2. Ravi Teja Uppara (Andhra Pradesh) 50.15; 3. Rajibul Haque (Maharashtra) 50.53.
Pentathlon: 1. N Thowfeeq (Kerala) 3201 points (100mH: 11.71; HJ: 1.70; SP: 9.43m; LJ: 6.27m; 800m: 2:07.18); 2. K Jayakumar (Tamil Nadu) 3200; 3. Sabhavath Yugendar (Telangana) 3161.
100m: 1. Ruthika Saravanan (Tamil Nadu) 12.35 seconds; 2. Dishani Ganguly (West Bengal) 12.41; 3. Tamanna (Haryana) 12.47.
400m: 1. Rupal (Uttar Pradesh) 55.37 seconds; 2. Riya Nitin Patil (Maharashtra) 57.43; 3. Pon Siva Priyaa (Tamil Nadu) 59.69.
Long Jump: Shaili Singh (Karnataka) 6.15m (New National and Meet Record: Old National Record: 5.14m, Shaili Singh, Ranchi, 2018); Susmita (Rajasthan) 5.49m; 3. Kajal Soma Majji 5.48m (Odisha);
Discus Throw: 1. Bharti (Haryana) 41.34m; 2. Ramneet Kaur (Uttarakhand) 39.94; 3. Harshdeep Kaur (Punjab) 39.59.
100m: 1. Gowtham Alluri (Telangana) 11.62 seconds; 2. Deepak Toppo (Jharkhand) 11.63; 3. Om Rajendra Itkelwar (Maharashtra) 11.85.
High jump: 1. Aaditya Raghuvanshi (Madhya Pradesh) 1.95m (New National and Meet Record: Old National Record: Vijay Malik, 1.93m, Mangalagiri, 2017); 2. Kulbir Singh (Punjab) 1.82m; Kothuri Pranay (Telangana) 1.79m;
Long Jump: 1. Rakesh Kumar Yadav (Bihar) 6.39m; 2. K Balajeeva (Tamil Nadu) 6.36; 3. Rajendra Sidhu (Odisha) 6.17.
100m: 1. Ishika Nishikant Ranade (Maharashtra) 12.84 seconds; 2. Dahiia Gifta Gnanamani Jason (Tamil Nadu) 13,07; 3. Saanika Subhsh Bangera (Karnataka) 13.19.
High Jump: 1. Pavana Nagaraj (Karnataka) 1.59m; 2. Mohur Mukherjee (West Bengal) 1.57; 3. S Subhika (Tamil Nadu) 1.48.
Long Jump: 1. Nieveathitha Gnanskandh (Tamil Nadu) 5.33m; 2. Pariksha (Haryana) 5.07; 3. Parvin Husnara (Jharkhand) 4.92.