Karthikeyan named best athlete; ONGC win overall title

B Karthikeyan of HPCL bagged the best athlete award on the completion of the three-day PSPB inter-unit athletics meet held here at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Thursday.

After pocketing the 100 metre gold on the opening day of the event, he took the 200 metre silver with a time of 22.2 seconds on Thursday. ONGC’s Binu Aquito took the gold, stopping the clock 0.3 seconds earlier.

In the team championships, ONGC emerged winner with 103 points, dwarfing the total of the second placed HPCL -- 57. Arpinder Singh of ONGC walked away with the individual champion award after finishing first in both the men’s long jump as well as the triple jump.

Results: Men: 200M: Binu Aquito (ONGC) 21.9 seconds, 1; B Karthikeyan (HPCL) 22.2, 2; Abdul Nazeeb Quresh (ONGC) 22.4, 3. 800M: Manjit Singh (ONGC) 1:54.1, 1; Ghamanaram (ONGC) 1:54.3, 2; Shashibhushan Singh (OIL) 1:55.2, 3. 10000M: Indarjit Patel (ONGC) 31:35.8, 1; Suresh Kumar (ONGC) 31:35.9, 2; Shriom Patel (HPCL) 33:03.3, 3. 110M hurdles: Gurinder Singh (ONGC) 16.8, 1; Paramvit Singh (HPCL) 17.3, 2. 4x400M relay: ONGC 3:27.7, 1; IOCL 3:32.5, 2; HPCL 3:51.3, 3. Pole vault: Parmendra (ONGC) 4.30 metres, 1; V Vignesh (OIL) 4.2, 2; T George (IOL) 2.5, 3. Long jump: Arpinder Singh (ONGC) 7.02, 1; Sonu Kumar (HPCL) 7.00, 2; Shemsher Pratap Singh (ONGC) 6.39, 3. Javelin throw: Manoj Yadav (IOCL) 69.32, 1; Samarjeet Singh (ONGC) 68.88, 2; PJ Baishya (OIL) 61.62, 3. 

Veterans: 200M: Min Bahadur Chetri (ONGC) 25.3 seconds, 1; Placidio Fernandes (HPCL) 27.4, 2; SC Chouhan (ONGC) 27.6, 3. 

Women: 200M: Praneetha Pradeep (IOCL) 26.2, 1; Arya TS (IOCL) 26.4, 2; Kavitha Rout (ONGC) 31.5, 3.

Overall team championship: ONGC 103 points, 1; HPCL 57, 2.  Individual champion: Arpinder Singh, ONGC. Best athlete: B Karthikeyan, HPCL.

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