All-India Railway Athletics meet: Gurmeet, Anchu set new records
Sunday, February 05, 2012
All-India Railway Athletics meet: Gurmeet, Anchu set new records
Bhubaneswar: Gurmeet Singh and MM Anchu created new meet record each on the second day of the 77th All-India Railway Athletics Championship here at Kalinga Stadium on Saturday.
In menís 20 km walk, Gurmeet set a new meet record by clocking one hour 20 minutes 22.54 seconds.
He bettered the the National record (1:23.1) set by Babubhai Panucha on August 15, 2009.
But Gurmeet's could not erase Panucha's mark as it was not an official championship of the Athletics Federation of India.
Anchu (Central Railway) established the new meet record in women's 100m hurdles, taking 13.77 seconds.
The Kerala girl eclipsed the previous record (13.86) held by Debi Bose (Eastern Railway) since 1997-98.
Ten other athletes grabbed a gold medal each in individual events of the day.
Southern Railway (Chennai) led the medals table with nine gold, two silver and eight bronze, while defending champions Western Railway stayed at the second position with six gold, nine silver and four bronze.
The championship will conclude on Sunday.
Results: Men: 20km walk: 1. Gurmeet Singh (NR, 1:20:22.54 *NMR), 2. Maniram Patel (WR, 1:24:35.36), 3. Ashok Kumar Patel (SECR, 1:33:01.42). 1,000m run: 1. Ajay Veer Singh (NCR, 30:08.56), 2. Rati Ram Saini (NR, 30:10.55), 3. Param Singh (WR, 30:12.70). Javelin: 1. Anil Singh (WR, 73.72), 2. Rajendra Singh (NWR, 67.46), 3. Sarath Raj (SR, 65.70). 110m hurdles: 1. T Balamurugan (SR, 14.55), 2. KA Harish (WR, 14.63), 3. Muthuswamy (SR, 14.88). 400m run: 1. Jithin Paul (WR, 47.73), 2. Neeraj Pawar (NR, 48.55), 3. Sreejith (SR, 48.83). Discus: 1. Vikash Poonia (NCR, 50.00), 2. Dharambeer Singh (SWR, 48.11), 3. Rashpal Singh (WCR, 46.63). 3,000m steeple chase: 1. Yogendra Kumar (WR, 9:20.70), 2. Sachin Patil (CR, 9:30.65), 3. Bhagvan Diwakar Giri (NWR, 9:36.55). 4x100m relay: 1. Southern Railway (41.71), 2. Western Railway (41.81), 3. Northern Railway (43.30).
Women: Pole vault: 1. VS Surekha (SR, 3.50), 2. R Remya (WR, 3.20), 3. KC Dija (CR, 3.10). 100m hurdles: 1. MM Anchu (CR, 13.77 *NMR), 2. PM Manju (WR, 15.05), 3. Karpuramala (SR, 15.82). Long jump: 1. MA Prajusha (SWR, 5.90), 2. Susan K Joy (CR, 5.85), 3. Shalu Choudhary (CR, 5.56). 400m run: 1. Soujanya (SCR, 55.93), 2. Sona (SWR, 57.51), 3. Sunita Kumari (CR, 1:00.19). 3,000m steeple chase: 1. Priyanka S Patel (CR, 10:37.92), 2. Kiran Tiwari (WR, 10:41.90), 3. Rajshri Patil (WR, 11:40.76). Shot put: 1. Udaya Laxmi (SCR, 13.40), 2. Saraswathy (SR, 13.38), 3. Neelam Singh (SWR, 12.72). 4x100m relay: 1. Central Railway (48.57), 2. South Central Railway (49.26), 3. South Western Railway (49.34).
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