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Tamil Nadu's Benedict Starli seets meet record in high jump

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 3 (UNI) Tamil Nadu's promising youngster Benedict Starli set a new meet record in high jump while Anil Kumar and Deepthi Jose emerged fastest man and women respectuvely on the last day of the 12th Fedration Cup National Athletic Championship here today.

Twenty-one-year-old Benedict Starli, a product of the junior development programme, cleared 2.13m in his first attempt to erase the seven-year-old meet mark of 2.11 set by Thomas S Rail.

However, Bendeict's effort fell well short of the existing National Record of 2.25 which is in the name of Hari Shankar Roy.

Kerala's Rosan K R, with an effort of 2.10, came close second to Bendict.

Meanwhile, 32-year-old armyman P Anil Kumar and Kerala's Deepthi Jose won the men and women's 100m golds though their timings were not very encouraging.

Anil gave a below-par performance clocking 10.44 though the National Record is 10.30 which is in his name. The meet record is 10.35. Tamil Nadu's Senthil Murugan was second in 10.81.

Deepthi timed 11.91 for a gold in Women's 100m but she was nowhere near the National Record of 11.38 and the meet record 11.39. Both are in the name of Rachita Mistry.

Haryana's Anil Kumar threw the Javelin to 75.89m but his gold medal winning effort was far behind the National Record (79.68) and meet record (78.79).

In women's section, ATF Gold medal winner and National Record holder Manjit Kaur returned a poor time of 52.04 to retain the 400m gold. Her best - the National Record - is 51.05 and the meet mark is 51.81 created by M Benamol.

Results: Men: 100m: P Anil Kumar(Army)10.44, Senthil Murugan(TN) 10.81, S A Anthony Raj (TN) 10.82.

400m: Bhupender Singh (ONGC) 46.14, S Sriniwas (AP) 46.85, P Shankar(ONGC) 46.92 10000m: Deep Chand(Army) 30:09.26, Surender (Army) 30:31.28, Santosh Patel (UP) 30:31.48 High Jump: Benedict Starli(TN) 2.13 (NMR), Roshan K R(Ker)2.10, Om Veer Singh (Raj) 2.05 Javelin: Anil Kumar (Har) 75.8, Ankit (Dli) 72.96, Jagdish Bishnoi (PP) 72.82 Women 100m: Deepthi Jose (Ker) 11.91, Poonam Tomar(Dli)11.92, V D Shijila Ker) 12.12 400m: Manjit Kaur (PP) 52.04, Chitra K Soman (Jhar) 52.65, Satti Geetha (AP) 52.73.


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