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Kerala topped the 29th Junior National Athletics Championships

Dec 9, 2013 16:22 IST

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:

NAME           

STATE

EVENT

RECORD

Swapan Burman

West Bengal

Girls High Jump (U-18)

1.71 M

Gayathri Shivakumar

Kerala

Girls High Jump (U-14)

1.55 M

Chandan Bauri

West Bengal

Boys 400 m (U-16)

48.24 sec

Sahil Mahabali

Haryana

Boys Long Jump (U-16)

7.27 M

Mahashri Baloda

Delhi

Boys 3-kg Iron Ball Throw

11.63 M

Athira Suchendran

Kerala

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
BOYS:
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)

GIRLS:

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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