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Amlan Borgogain, Praveen Chithravel share limelight with Manju Bala Singh

All three produced career-best efforts to emerge champions on the final day of the 60th National Open Athletics Championships
Amlan Borgohain
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PTI   |   Published 20.09.21, 02:36 AM

Assam sprinter Amlan Borgohain, Tamil Nadu triple-jumper Praveen Chithravel and experienced Rajasthan hammer thrower Manju Bala Singh produced career-best efforts to emerge champions on the final day of the 60th National Open Athletics Championships, here on Sunday.

Borgohain clocked 20.75 seconds to win the men’s 200m final and set a new meet record.

Manju Bala Singh, a 2014 Asian Games medallist, had five throws over the 60m mark with a career best of 64.42m on her third attempt to claim the women’s hammer throw meet record from Hardeep Kaur who set it at 61.67m in 2002. Sarita Romit Singh came up with a 59.58m effort on her last try to edge Railways' teammate Jyoti Jakhar Rana to third place.

The 20-year-old Chithravel, whose previous best of 16.51m that came in March 2019, nailed the triple jump gold medal with his opening try of 16.88m. He is now third on India’s top list in hop, step and jump, behind Renjit Maheswary (17.30m) and Arpinder Singh (17.17m). Abdulla Aboobacker of Services also produced his personal best of 16.84m to take silver. Asian Games champion Arpinder was sixth with a best effort of 15.91m.

Kartik Kumar (Services) and Sanjivani Baburao Jadhav (Maharashtra) overcame opening day disappointments to claim gold in the 10,000m events on the final day. Kartik, who finished outside the medal bracket in the 5000m, showed his lasting power to beat Services teammate and 5000m silver medallist Dharmender.

Sanjivani Jadhav, who was second in the 5000m, emerged on top with a comfortable win in the 25-lapper.

On Saturday, Punjab’s Harmilan Kaur Bains completed a double in women’s middle-distance, winning the 800m to add to her 1500m gold.

Railways’ B. Aishwarya also claimed a horizontal jumps double by winning the triple jump less than 24 hours after claiming the long jump title.



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