Mayookha clinches long jump gold

Long jumper Mayookha Johny grabbed the long jump gold on the first day of the 34th PSPB inter-unit athletics meet here at the Sree Kanterava stadium on Tuesday.

Mayookha, who represents ONGC, took the gold with a jump of 6.04 metres. S Praneeta Pradeep (5.45) and Meghana Shetty (4.85) claimed silver and bronze respectively.

In the men’s 100 metres, HPCL’s Karthikeyan took the gold with a time of 10.8 seconds, while S Praneeta Pradeep of IOCL clocked 12.5 seconds to take home the women’s 100 metres gold.

In the men’s 1500 metres race, Oil and Natural Gas Commission’s (ONGC) Ghamndaram clocked 4:07.6 to clinch the gold while team-mate Preetham Kumar bagged the silver at 4:07.9 and Shashibhushan Singh (4:08.5) of Oil India settled for the bronze.

ONGC’s Kuldev Singh annexed the 400 metres hurdles gold with a timing of 53.0s with Indian Oil Corporation Limited’s (IOCL) Jagdish Chandra finishing in the silver medal winning position, three seconds behind, at 53.3. C Bindu Aquito took bronze at 53.6.
S Harshith of ONGC pocketed the gold in the men’s high jump competition with a best leap of 2.00 while HPCL’s Ajay Kumar (1.9) and Jijo Kurian (1.8) of IOC collected the silver and bronze respectively.

Results: Men: 100M: B Karthikeyan (HPCL) 10.80 seconds, 1; Abdul Nazeeb Qureshi (ONGC) 10.90, 2; Ashok Yadav (Indian Oil) 11.3, 3.  1500M: Ghamndaram (ONGC) 4:07.6m 1; Preetham Kumar (ONGC) 4:07.9, 2; Shashibhushan Singh (Oil India) 4:08.5, 3. 400M hurdles: Kuldev Singh (ONGC) 53.0, 1; Jagdish Chandra (IOCL) 53.3, 2; C Bindu Aquito (ONGC) 53.6, 3. High jump: S Harshith (ONGC) 2.00 metres, 1; Ajay Kumar (HPCL) 1.9, 2; Jijo Kurian (IOC) 1.8, 3. Shot put: Surendra Singh (HPCL) 15.49, 1; Pakinder Singh (ONGC) 15.00, 2; Harjith Singh (ONGC) 15.00, 3.
Veterans: Shot put: P Bunian (IOC) 11.75, 1; Rajani Chetia (ONGC) 10.60, 2; Amartik Singh (GAIL) 10.24, 3.

Women: 100M: S Praneeta Pradeep (IOCL) 12.5 seconds, 1; Meghana Shetty (ONGC) 12.7, 2; TS Arya (IOCL) 13.0, 3. Long jump: Mayookha Johny (ONGC) 6.04 metres, 1; S Praneeta Pradeep (IOCL) 5.45, 2; Meghana Shetty (ONGC) 4.85, 3.

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