Nagaraj wins 100M gold

Nagaraj had been struggling with injuries but the Railway athlete showed he had made a good recovery with a pacy run on the day. Ritesh Anand, also of Railways, won the silver in 10.57 seconds while Tamil Nadu’s S Sathya claimed the bronze in 10.59 seconds.
S K Mortaja upset favourite Bibin Mathew to win the men’s 400M in 46.59 seconds while Kerala’s Tintu Luka claimed the women’s 800 in 2:03.53.

Tamil Nadu’s Gayathri Govindarajan claimed the women’s 100M hurdles in 13.98 seconds while in long jump, M A Prajusha leapt to 6.28 metres to push her Railway team-mate Reshmi Bose (6.21 metres) to second place.

Results: Men: 100M: B G Nagaraj (Railways) 10.55 seconds, 1; Ritesh Anand (Railways) 10.57, 2; S Sathya (Tamil Nadu) 10.59, 3. 400M: S K Mortaja (Services) 46.59 seconds, 1; Bibin Mathew (Railways) 46.78, 2; Harpreet Singh (Punjab) 46.97, 3. 800M: S Prakash Verma (Railways) 1:48.30, 1; Satnam Singh (Railways) 1:49.29, 2; Ghamanda Ram (MP) 1:49.93, 3. 110M hurdles: P Muthu Swamy (Railways) 14.32 seconds, 1; Harish K A (Railways) 14.56, 2; Sandeep Parmar (Maharashtra) 14.65, 3. High jump: Arun S Kumar (Kerala) 2.11 metres, 1; C Nikhil Chittarasu (Tamil Nadu) 2.08, 2; Manoj Thomas (Railways) 2.08, 3. Decathlon: P J Vinod (Kerala) 6956 points, 1; Ram Niwas (Railways) 6645, 2; Raneesh V V (Kerala) 6472, 3. 20000M walk: Babu Bhai Panocha (Services) 1::27:43, 1; K Somendra Singh (MP) 1::30:03, 2; Baljinder Singh (Chandigarh) 1::30:18, 3. Women: 800M: Tintu Luka (Kerala) 2:03.53, 1; Sushma Devi (Railways) 2:04.56, 2; Bindu S R (Railways) 2:06.51, 3. 100M hurdles: Gayathri Govindarajan (Tamil Nadu) 13.98 seconds, 1; Anuradha Biswal (Orissa) 14.15, 2; Poonam Bojanna (Jharkhand) 14.18, 3. Long jump: Prajusha M A (Railways) 6.28 metres, 1; Reshmi Bose (Railways) 6.21, 2; Shini AP (Kerala) 5.93, 3. Shot put: Manpreet Kaur (Railways) 15.00 metres, 1; Seema Antil (Haryana) 14.96, 2; Saroj Sihag (Police) 14.19, 3.
Correction: Surendra Singh won the 5000M and not as reported in Wednesday’s daily. The error is regretted.

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