Services' K K Mohan sets national record in men's hurdles

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Kochi, Sep 10 (UNI) Services' K Krishan Mohan set a new national record in the Men's 110 m hurdles with a timing of 13.96 seconds on the third day of the 48th National Open Athletics Championship held at the Maharaja's College Ground here today.

Krishan Mohan's feat bettered both the meet and national records set by Naunidh Singh at 14.05.

P Muthu Swami of Railways bagged the silver with 14.26, while Naunidh, representing Police, had to settle for the bronze with 14.27.

The Railways continued their dominance of the championship, taking their overall tally to 27 medals, which included 11 gold, nine silver and seven bronze.

Railways' Anil Singh bagged the gold in the men's Javelin throw with a distance of 74.11 m while Kasinath Naik of Services got the silver with 72.66 m and Purandhar of Karnataka bagged the bronze with 71.78 m.

In the Women's 100 m Hurdles, Anuradha Biswal brought cheer to the Orissa camp, bagging the gold with a timing of 14.08 seconds.

J J Shobha and Shreema Priyadarshini, both of Railways, got the silver and bronze with a timing of 14.25 and 14.29 respectively.

In the Men's 20,000 m walk, Services' Harwinder Singh sauntered off with the gold with a timing of 1:35:21.38, as Ashok Kumar Patel of Railways and P S Jalan of Services came second and third with a timing of 1:35:32.20 and 1:36:11.46 respectively.

In Men's high jump, Railways bagged both the gold and silver with Hari Shanker Roy topping with 2.16 m and Benedict Starley coming second, also with 2.16 m but with more number of failures.

A Karithikeyan of Tamil Nadu got the bronze with 2.10 m.

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