Two new meet records set

Madurai, Jun 17 (UNI) Two new meet records have been created in the Men's and Women's 3,000 metres Steeple Chase events on the third day of the Velammal 48th National Inter-State Seniors Athletics Championship-2008, here this evening.

Golden girl O P Jaisha of Kerala set the new meet record in the Women's 3,000m Steeple Chase event with a timing of 10:20.15, erasing the previous meet record hold by Indian star athlete S Shanthi (Tamil Nadu) 10:44.65. Sudha Singh of Jharkhand took the Silver medal clocking 10:29.94, which was a better meet record.

Uttarakhand's Kiran Tiwari finished third with a timing of 10:51.42.

In Men's section, O M Prakash of Gujarat set a new meet record clocking 8:46.92, surpassing the previous meet record of 8:50.71 held by Arun D'Souza of Andhra Pradesh.

Chasing Prakash, Jharkhand's Elam Singh too set a new meet record in the event in a close finish with a timing of 8:47.37 and took the Silver medal. Ravinder Khade of Gujarat clocked 9:28.79 to bag the Bronze medal.

Following were the final results of other events on the third day of the event.

Men's 20,000 Metres Walk: Satya Narayan (Chhatishgarh) 1:34:27.48 sec Ashok Kumar Patel (Chhatishgarh) 1:36:22.14 sec Satya Narayan (Rajasthan) 1:43:56.49 sec.

Men's Javelin Throw: Kashi Nath Nayak (Jharkhand) 72.22m Amit Majumdar ( Bihar ) 70.32m Anil Kumar (Haryana) 69.01m.

Men's 800m Run: Prakash Verma ( Delhi ) 1:51.58 sec Naresh Yadav ( Gujarat ) 1:51.77 sec K.J.Arun (Kerala) 1:52.15 sec.

Women's 800m Run: Vijila.A (Kerala) 2:06.80 sec Sunita ( Delhi ) 2:07.73 Priyanka Singh Patel (Uttar Pradesh) 2:09.77 sec.


Story first published: Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 0:05 [IST]
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