With the national Open Athletics going on India, there's a lot to catch up on the athletics in the nation. And here are some highlights of the event.
Annu rani, setting the national record at 62.43m to enter the women's javelin throw final at the World Championships in Doha earlier this month, roped in a comfortable win at the Birsa Munda Athletics Stadium and bagged the gold medal in the women's javelin throw event. star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra stated he would not take part in the championships on the advice of his coach. ONGC's Suresh Kuma, 28, bagged the top honours in men's 10000m race at the national level after five years by clinching the gold with a timing of 29 minutes 41.25 seconds. MP Jabir (AFI) and Ayyasamy Dharun (Tamil Nadu), who represented India in the World Championships, did enough to win their respective heats. ONGC's Siddhanth Thingalaya was the only qualifier in the men's 110m hurdles with a timing of 13.83 seconds, which is only six-hundredths of a second slower than the meet record he set back in Kolkata in 2011. If he can sustain his rhythm in the final, he could rewrite that mark.
With the athletics championship going on the craze for the sport is not a good one as many people are even unaware of the championship. We need to work on promotion of the athletes as they are the essential sports to the sports industry.
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