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Dave bags gold in long jump

Calcutta: Modern High School girls bagged both the gold medals in shot put in the Under-19 and Under-16 categories on the third day of the Kolkata Invitational Sports — an inter-school athletics organised by Debanjan Sen Foundation — on Wednesday.

Modern High School’s Ishita Tibrewal — who had won two gold medals in the U-19 girls’ discus throw and 800m events — added another gold to her kitty when she won the shot put event.

It was Modern High School’s Shreya Banerjee who produced the performance of the day when she clinched gold in the U-16 girls’ shot put event by a huge margin. Shreya hurled an astounding 6.95m. Her schoolmate Savi Garg threw 6.39 m to finish second and Smriti Mohan of Army Public (6.00m), came third.

In long jump, Aakash Dave of La Martiniere for Boys clinched the gold in the U-19 boys’ category. Aakash leapt 5.43m. Rik Dasgupta of St Xavier’s Collegiate School (5.25m) and Soumik Mukherjee of Julien Day School (5.12m) came second and third, respectively.

In U-16 boys’ long jump, John Cyril Joseph (4.99m) of St Xavier’s won the gold. La Martiniere’s Fila Tarlau (4.96m) finished second. Avishek Singh (4.82m) of St James’ School grabbed the third spot.

Anish Biswas (4.76m) of La Martiniere bagged gold in the U-13 boys’ long jump event. Rohan Basu (4.59m) of the same school finished second. Arkayan Ganguly of St James’ (4.43m) grabbed the third spot.