The record is also Sahana's personal best. In May, during the Asian Grand Prix meet, she had cleared 1.89m, but failed to go beyond that. However, other top athletes failed to make a mark on Saturday. In men's 100m, Dharambir of Haryana clocked a modest 10.51 seconds. The performance was far inferior to the Olympic 'B' qualification mark of 10.24 seconds.
The sub-standard results also put in jeopardy the Athletics Federation of India's hopes of fielding the men's 4x100m relay squad for the Asian All Stars Meet, slated in Almaty from June 30.