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Jharkhand-Bihar finish fourth on Day Two

Students take part in 100m hurdles on the second day of the 16th Association of Schools for Indian School Certificate (ASISC) National Athletics Meet at JRD Tata Sports Complex on Wednesday.

Karnataka put up a heavyweight performance, garnering 55 points and bagging 13 medals to finish at the top of the table.

Maharashtra followed close on its heels with 52 points. The Jharkhand-Bihar team, which was expected to clean sweep the tournament, bagged 13 medals but languished at the fourth place with 37 points.

Ashwathama Kumar Singh of Ranchi claimed the first yellow metal for the home team, hurling his javelin to 47.75m in the junior boys’ category.

Also from the capital, Gloria Tuti won the second gold for Jharkhand-Bihar in the junior girls’ javelin throw with a distance of 27.23m, busting the challenge from Karnataka’s Jagrithi Puonacha (24.23m) and her team-mate Kavita Kumari (24.01m).

The hosts also bagged the senior boys’ long jump event, courtesy Saroj Hembrom who leapt 6.18m to win the gold.

Jamshedpur boy Gandharv Kumar Khan walked home with the shot put gold in senior boys’ category and also finished second in the senior boys’ javelin event.

Apart from this, the state also won eight bronze medals.

Picture by Bhola Prasad

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