Tintu smashes 18-year-old mark; Injury forces Mayookha out

Tintu smashes 18-year-old mark; Injury forces Mayookha out

Tintu smashes 18-year-old mark; Injury forces Mayookha out

Tintu Luka smashed an 18-year-old meet record en route to the gold in the women’s 800M on the concluding day of the Federation Cup athletics championships here on Saturday.

Running her opening race of the season, Tintu clocked 2:01.84 to erase the record of 2:02.28 set by Jyotirmoyee Sikdar way back in 1998 to emerge the undisputed winner. She finished ahead of Tamil Nadu’s M Gomathi (2:06.45) and Shipra Sarkar (2:06.95) of Bengal.

Tintu, who is preparing to go on a training-cum-competition trip of Europe, was hardly challenged as she eased her way to the finish.

In the men’s 800M, Jinson Johnson of Kerala ran a personal best of 1:47.56 to win the gold while Jithin Paul set a meet record of 49.94 seconds to triumph in the 400M hurdles.
Plenty of attention was focused on the women’s triple jump but the favourite, Mayookha Johny, twisted her ankle and had to be carried off in the first round itself. Sheena NV won the gold with an effort of 13.39 metres.

In the women’s 200 metres, Srabani Nanda edged out Dutee Chand for the gold, clocking 23.39 seconds as against her Odisha team-mate’s 23.41 seconds. Both failed in their bid to achieve an Olympic qualification time.

G Lakshmanan of Tamil Nadu completed a distance double, winning the 10000M to add to the 5000M title he won on the first day while Swati Gadhave of Maharashtra set a meet mark to win the women’s race. Favourite L Suriya had to skip the race due to fever.

Results: Men: 200M: Dharambir Singh (Haryana) 21.02 seconds; Sanjeet (Haryana) 21,32, 2; Vidyasagar (Navy) 21,33, 3. 800M: Jinson Johnson (Kerala) 1:47.56, 1; Lalit Mathur (Haryana) 1:47.90, 2; Sajeesh Joseph (Kerala) 1:47.96, 3. 10000M: G Lakshmanan (Tamil Nadu) 29:47.44, 1; Nitendra Singh Rawat (Uttarakhand) 29:59.52, 2; Mohd Yunus (Uttar Pradesh) 29:59.69, 3. 400M hurdles: Jithin Paul (Kerala) 49.94 seconds (New Meet Record, Old: 49.98, Joseph Abrham, 1998), 1; Jasdeep Singh (Punjab) 52.07, 2; Jagdeesh Chandra (Karnataka) 52.58, 3. High jump: Jagdeep Singh (ONGC) 2.11 metres, 1; Ritesh Kumar (Uttar Pradesh) 2.11, 2; Sarvesh Anil Kushare (Maharashtra) 2.08, 3. Triple jump: Renjith Maheswary (Kerala) 16.47 metres, 1; Arivu Selvam (Services) 16.00, 2; Arpinder Singh (ONGC) 15.99, 3. Discus throw: Kirpal Singh (ONGC) 57.76 metres, 1; Arjun (Haryana) 56.78, 2; Dharamraj Yadav (Uttar Pradesh) 56.03, 3.

Women: 200M: Srabani Nanda (Odisha) 23.39 seconds, 1; Dutee Chand (Odisha) 23.41, 2; Jyothi H M (Canara Bank) 23.42, 3. 800M: Tintu Luka (Railways) 2:01.84 (NMR. Old: 2:02.28, Jyotirmoyee Sikdar, 1998) 1; M Gomathi (Tamil Nadu) 2:06.45, 2; Shipra Sarkar (Bengal) 2:06.95, 3. 10000M: Swati Gadhawe (Maharashtra) 32:53.73 (NMR. Old: 32:56.38, Preeja Sreedharan, 2010), 1; Sanjeevani Jadhav (ONGC) 34:43.76, 2; Meenu M (Delhi) 36:02.22, 3. 400M hurdles: Jauna Murmu (ONGC) 58.80 seconds, 1; Ayana Thomas (CRPF) 58.92, 2; Ashwini Akkunji (Karnataka) 59.39, 3. Pole vault: Kiranbir Kaur (Punjab) 3.50 metres, 1; Dija K C (Kerala) 3.40, 2; Sinju Prakash (Kerala) 3.30, 3. Triple jump: Sheena N V (Kerala) 13.39 metres, 1; Shilpa Chacko (Kerala) 13.22, 2; MA Siva Anbarasi (Tamil Nadu) 12.52, 3.  Javelin throw: Annu Rani (Uttar Pradesh) 58.47 metres (NMR. Old: 58.00, Annu, 2014), 1; Poonam Rani (ONGC) 54.06, 2; Suman Devi (Uttar Pradesh) 53.67, 3.

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