Kerala topped the 29th Junior National Athletics Championships

Kerala emerged the champion in the 29th Junior Youth National Championship at Bengaluru.

Dec 9, 2013 16:22 IST
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Kerala emerged as the champion state in the 29th Junior National Athletics Championships which concluded on 7 December 2013. The championship was held at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.

Kerala ended the competition with a 585 score, way ahead of the second placed Tamil Nadu. Haryana was placed third.  Significantly Kerala has been the champion for 19th time in the 29 year old history of the event.

At the championship many national records were broken. The list of athletes who broke national records in various events is given below:





Swapan Burman

West Bengal

Girls High Jump (U-18)

1.71 M

Gayathri Shivakumar


Girls High Jump (U-14)

1.55 M

Chandan Bauri

West Bengal

Boys 400 m (U-16)

48.24 sec

Sahil Mahabali


Boys Long Jump (U-16)

7.27 M

Mahashri Baloda


Boys 3-kg Iron Ball Throw

11.63 M

Athira Suchendran


Youth Girls Triple Jump

12.86 M

Chandan Bauri

West Bengal

Boys 200-m (U-16)

22.11 sec

Best athletes of the 29th National Junior Youth Athletic Championship
U-20: Sumit Malik (Himachal Pradesh – 400m)
U-18: Nirbhay Singh (Haryana – Discus Throw)
U-16: Mankirat Singh (Punjab – Shot Put)
U-14: Sourav (Haryna – Shot Put)


U-20: Archana Suseendran (Tamil Nadu – 100m)
U-18: G. Karthika (Tamil Nadu – Long Jump)
U-16: Tiasha Samadder (West Bengal – 400m)
U-14: Maharshi Baloda (Delhi – Shot Put).

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