Vij wins gold in men''s shot put

Ranchi, Feb 16 (PTI) International shot putter SourabhVij bagged the first athletics gold as the track and fieldevent got underway in the 34th National Games here today.

Delhi athlete Vij, who was mired in a doping controversyahead last year''s Commonwealth Games, had a throw of 18.90metres at the Birsa Munda Athletics Stadium at the Mega SportsComplex for the gold medal.

Om Prakash of Haryana won the silver with a throw of18.13 while Jagroop Singh (Punjab) bagged the bronze with 18.


In women''s long jump, Mayookha Johny of Kerala made aneffort of 6.26m for the gold. Bengal took the silver andbronze through Shradha Ghule (6.15) and Piyali Paul (5.91).

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