Amith leaps to new record
Bangalore's HM Jyothi, Mysore's Sonith Mendon claims 100-metre gold medals
Amith Kumar of Mysore set a new meet record to win the men’s long jump as the athletics events of the Dasara Games kickstarted here on Sunday.
Amith leapt to 7.62 metres to erase the mark of 7.09 metres set by Suresh Angadi way back in 1991.
Bangalore City’s Suraj Mondal claimed silver at 7.06 metres while V V Sathyanarayana of Belgaum claimed the bronze with an effort of 7.00 metres.
Three other meet records were set on the day. Mohan Kumar M C claimed the shot put gold with a 15.92M effort and Mysore won the men’s 4x400M relay with a time of 3:17.17, both new marks. In the women’s 4x400, Mysore clocked 3:59.57 for another meet record.
Sonith Mendon of Mysore and H M Jyothi of Bangalore City emerged the fastest athletes of the meet, winning the men’s and women’s 100M respectively.
Mendon clocked 10.65 seconds to emerge champion in the men’s section, finishing ahead of fellow Mysore athlete Vikas Putran (10.72) and Bangalore Rural’s V Arun Kumar (10.89).
International Jyothi, who is back after becoming a mother, clocked 10.90 seconds to finish well ahead of Mysore’s Reena George (12.10). Mysore’s Bhuvi B Sankar claimed the bronze in 12.42 seconds.
DH News Service
Results: Men: 100M: Sonith Mendon (Mysore) 10.65 seconds, 1; Vikas Putran (Mysore) 10.72, 2; Arun Kumar V (Bangalore Rural) 10.89, 3.
800M: Viswambhara K (Belgaum) 1:58.17, 1; Vinay N (Bangalore Rural) 1:58.97, 2; Suraj (Mysore) 1:59.55, 3.
Shot put: Mohan Kumar M C (Mysore) 15.92 metres (NMR. Old: 15.83, Mohan Kumar, 2009), 1; Seethal Kumar (Bangalore City) 15.57, 2; Nandish M R (Mysore) 12.85, 3.
Long jump: Amith Kumar (Mysore) 7.62 metres (NMR. Old: 7.09, Suresh Angadi, 1991) 1; Suraj Mondal (Bangalore City) 7.06, 2; Sathyanarayana V V (Belgaum) 7.00, 3.
4x400M relay: Mysore 3:17.17, 1 (NMR. Old: 3:20.5, Bangalore City, 2011); Bangalore City 3:22.44, 2; Bangalore Rural 3:27.26, 3.
Women: 100M: H M Jyothi (Bangalore City) 11.90 seconds, 1; Reena George (Mysore) 12.10, 2; Bhuvi B Sankar (Mysore) 12.42, 3.
800M: Shruthi K C (Bangalore City) 2:19.52, 1; Mahalakshmi R (Bangalore City) 2:20.70, 2; Meghna K R (Mysore) 2:20.98, 3.
Shot put: Namitha G K (Mysore) 11.82 metres, 1; Uma P S (Mysore) 11.20, 2; Ranjana Bhadri (Belgaum) 10.56, 3.
Long jump: Joylene Lobo (Bangalroe City) 5.59 metres, 1; Pragna Prakash (Bangalore City) 5.36, 2; Akshatha P S (Mysore) 5.17, 3.
4x400M relay: Mysore 3:59.57 (NMR) 1; Bangalore City 4:05.59, 2; Belgaum 4:17.06, 3.