The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
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Mir betters meet mark

Hyderabad: Akbar Ali Mir of Bengal created a meet record in National Games swimming Monday. He bagged the gold in 50m butterfly clocking 26.52 seconds to better the mark of 26.78 seconds set by R. Anil Kumar of Services in the heats.

K. Rajiv of Kerala took the silver in 26.61 and Anil settled for bronze after clocking 26.71. Both bettered the existing mark.

Former Bengal gymnast Tumpa Debnath, now representing Andhra Pradesh, won the gold in vaulting horse by logging 8.325 points. Bengalís Rupali Halder (7.850) got silver and Maharashtraís Asmita Chitale (7.825) the bronze.

Bengalís hopes of a medal in womenís volleyball ended as Maharashtra beat them 25-16, 11-25, 25-10, 25-21 in the third-place match. Bengal reached the semi-finals in womenís football with Manipur demolishing Assam 11-0 in a group A encounter. Manipur had earlier beaten Bengal 8-0, but the former made the cut on the back of their 6-3 win over Assam.

Bronze for Soma

In womenís 100m hurdles, Bengalís Soma Biswas got the bronze in 14.30 seconds. Orissaís Anuradha Biswal (13.95) won gold, while the bronze went to Poonam Dojana (14.29) of Karnataka.

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