Dhanvir, Priya set meet records in National Youth Athletics Championships
Punjab shot-putter Dhanvir Singh and Kerala 400m hurdler Vishnu Priya set new meet records to win gold medals in the 15th National Youth Athletics Championships in Vadodara.
Dhanvir threw 19.69 metre in his fifth attempt to erase the earlier meet record of 19.34m set by Navtejdeep Singh in 2011.
The silver medal in the competition was claimed by Adish Ghildiyal of Uttarakhand. Aniket Kala of Uttarakhand took the bronze.
In women’s 400 metre hurdles, Priya, representing Kerala, crossed the finish line in a season-best time of 1:02.52 seconds. In doing so, she erased the previous meet record of 1:02.58 seconds set by P O Sanya in Bambolim in 2015.
Priya was far ahead of the field with the silver medallist K Prajna of Karnataka trailing nearly three seconds behind. The bronze went to Jyoshna Sabar of Odisha.
In women’s 200 metre race, Kerala’s Ancy Sojan won the gold in 24.91 seconds. The silver medal in the competition went to Kirti Bhoite. The bronze medal went to Giridharani of Tamil Nadu.
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