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Jhuma completes double
- STATE ATHLETICS Six meet records rewritten on final day

Calcutta: Jhuma Khatun is fast emerging as the stateís future in middle-distance running. A day after collecting the 1500m gold in girls under-18 with a new meet record, the Class XI girl from Nadia completed a double on Saturday, when she finished the 800m well ahead of her rivals. Her timing of 2:12.0 was a 0.02 second improvement of her own mark, created in the last edition.

Five more new marks were established on the concluding day of the state championships at the Salt Lake Stadium ' Safina Khatun (girls U-18 heptathlon), Sharmila De (girls U-16 shot put), Tapasi Nandi (womenís pole vault), Babli Mitra (girls U-20 pole vault) and Susmita Sinha Roy (womenís high jump).

Jhuma, who has been practising at the SAI for two years, said: ďThe 800m gold is more satisfying since I want to concentrate on this discipline.Ē

Tarit Sinha Roy of Mohun Bagan and Dolly Sarkar of City AC were adjudged the menís and womenís individual champions. The overall team titles went to Mohammedan Sporting (men) and Eastern Railway (women).

Results (winners only)

Boys U-18 triple jump ' Tanmoy Adhikary (12.94); Boys U-20 triple jump ' Sadhan Roy (14.48m); Girls U'20 triple jump ' Mamuni Roy (11.43); Womenís triple jump ' Kalpana Das (12.05); Menís triple jump ' Susen Roy (14.36); Womenís high jump ' Susmita Sinha Roy (1.80, NMR); Boys U-18 4x100 relay ' Burdwan (45.9); Girls U-18 4x100 replay ' North 24 Parganas (52.52); Girls U-20 4x100 relay ' City AC (53.1); Menís 4x100 relay ' Mohammedan Sporting Club (43.1); Boys U-18 110 hurdles ' Tanka Roy (14.7, NMR); Menís 110 hurdles ' Arijit Roy (15.5); Girls U-16 100 ' Asha Roy (12.8); Girls U-18 100 ' Swati Pramanik (12.7); Girls U-20 100 ' Sabina Khatun (12.4); Womenís 100 ' Ranjita Roy (12.1); Menís discus throw ' Ramprasad Atta (43.84); Boys U-20 discus throw ' Yusuf Ali (33.62); Boys U-18 400 ' Binoy Tudu (51.9); Boys U-16 400 ' Ashish Mondal (51.6); Boys U-20 400 ' Pradyut Bhowmick (51.7); Menís 400 ' Atul Barman (49.5); Girls U-18 heptathlon ' Safina Khatun (3850, NMR); Girls U-20 heptathlon ' Mithu Kundu (2834); Shot put girls U-16 ' Sharmila De (10.86, NMR); Womenís pole vault ' Tapasi Nandi (3.10, NMR); Girls U-20 pole vault ' Babli Mitra (3.00, NMR); Girls U-18 800 ' Jhuma Khatun (2.12.00, NMR).

Menís individual champion ' Tarit Sinha Roy (Mohun Bagan); Womenís individual champion ' Dolly Sarkar (City AC); Menís overall champions ' Mohammedan Sporting Club; Womenís overall champions ' Eastern Railway.

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