Double delight for Punjab in Men's long jump event

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Madurai, Jun 18 (UNI) Maha Singh and Shamsher Pratap Singh of Punjab clinched Gold and Silver medals, respectively in the finals of Men's Long Jump event in the 48th National Iinter-State senior athletics championship at MGR grounds here last night.

While Maha Singh scaled 7.57 m to bag the gold, Shamsher Pratap Singh finished second with 7.56 m to win the silver. Rajeev Kumar of Delhi took the bronze with 7.51 m.

In the Women's 400 m Run, Mandeep Kaur of Punjab created a new Meet Record by clocking 51.74 sec, erasing the previous record held by Olympian Shiny Wilson (52.20 sec). Chitra K Soman (Jharkhand) finished second with a timing of 52.71 sec, followed by S Geetha of Andhra Pradesh 53.89 sec.

Following are the final results of other events.

Women's Discus Throw: Harwant Kaur (Punjab) 61.09 m Seema Antil (Haryana) 58.22 m Parbati Sethi(Orissa) 45.39 m Women's 200 m Run: Poonam Tomar (Delhi) 24.64 sec H M Jyothi (AP) 25.02 sec R Elavarasi (TN) 25.26 sec Men's 200 m Run: Vilas Neelgund (AP) 21.38 sec P Muthusamy (TN) 21.76 sec Ritesh Anand (Jharkhand)21.87 sec.

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