Patiala, Oct 23 (UNI) V S Surekha and Krishna Punia stole the limelight in Pole Vault and Discus respectively in the 4th National Circuit Meet here today.
Surekha vaulted 4.08m in the women's section, improving her own record of 4.08m, while woman Discus thrower Krishna Punia hurled the disc to a distance of 60.31m, leaving behind well known throwers Seema Antil (58.52m) and Harwant Kaur (55.28m).
The Meet was rather off colour since some top flight athletes stayed away from the event which has much significance in light of the fast approaching Asian Games to be held in Doha from December one to 15.
This was the last AFI Domestic Meet. Before the Asian Games in Doha, the athletes will get one more chance to show their prowess in the All India Open Athletic Meet in Chennai to be held from November two to five.
Results: 100m (men) Vilas Neelgund 10.67 Ajay Kumar 10.84 Maninder Singh 11.34 100m (women) H.M Jyoti 12.08 V.D Shijila 12.40 Mandeep Kaur 12.47 Shot Put(men) Navpreet Singh 18.72m Amarjeet Singh 17.17m Kulwinder Singh 16.57m Javelin(men) Gajinder Kumar 70.70m Sunil Goswami 70.55m Jagdeesh Bishnoi 69.42m 400m (men) Bhupinder Singh 47.49sec Joseph Abraham 47.54sec Shvijit PS 48.05sec Dicus(women) Krishna Punia 60.30m Seema Antil 58.52m Harwant Kaur 55.28m Triple Jump(men) M Ranjith 16.25m Amarjeet Singh 15.78m Sukjinder Singh 15.51m 400m (women) Manjeet Kaur 53.55sec Chitra 54.79sec S Geetha 55.48sec Hammer Throw(women) Hardeep Kaur 61.25m Pole Vault(men) Gajanan V 4.70m G Kumar 4.70m Vinod PJ 4.35m UNI XC PS DH HS1928