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Kanika Kumari scripts new meet record

Besides Kanika, Naujoban Kaur of Punjab also excelled as she earned a grand double by winning the 3000m run for the girls under-19.

india Updated: Jan 08, 2008 22:48 IST

Kanika Kumari of Delhi held centrestage winning the hammer throw event for girls under-19 setting a new meet record of 50.83m on the second day of the 53rd National School Games Athletics Meet here on Tuesday.

She eclipsed the record of 48.09 metres in the name of Seema Jhakhar of Haryana in 2006.

Rajni of Rajasthan and Vanitha Rathor of Karnataka finished second and third respectively on Tuesday.

Besides Kanika, Naujoban Kaur of Punjab also excelled as she earned a grand double by winning the 3000m run for the girls under-19. Naujoban on Monday clinched the title in 5000m run. Maharashtra won both the silver and the bronze through Swati Gadhave and Neelam Kadam.

Haryana students put up a good show by winning two golds. Poonam Rani emerged best in javelin throw for under 19 girls clearing a distance of 41.16 metres and was followed by Anita Gurung of West Bengal and Biji Mohan of Kerala.

Haryana's Akash Antil threw the discuss to a distance of 54.41m to take the pride of position in discus throw for boys under 17 years. Arjun of Delhi and Puneet Pal Singh from Punjab won silver and bronze.

Indian Public School Committee got their first gold on Tuesday through Sikanderjeet Singh, who in under 14 boys category, won the discus throw clearing a distance of 46.42 metre.

Gobraj Singh of Punjab and Deepak of Delhi got the silver and bronze respectively.

Karnataka also bagged their first gold of the meet today as G Maishwaryi took the long jump gold for girls under 19 with a leap of 5.54m.

Papiya Khatun and Shibani Bhumij, both from the host state, got silver and bronze respectively.

The title in high jump for under 19 boys went to C N Khicchittarasu of Tamil Nadu. Naveen Singh of Maharashtra and Dharmendra Kumar of Bihar had to be satisfied with silver and bronze respectively.

In triple jump for under 17 girls, Kerala earned the gold through Umauthanaman, who cleared a distance of 12.01m. The silver and the bronze in this event went to Princy Mary, also from Kerala, and Kulwinder Kaur of Punjab.

Maharashtra, who were overall champions last year, got their first gold through Chaitrra B Suvra in under 17 girls' shot put, after she threw the iron ball to a distance of 9.61m.

Saram Vura, also from Maharshtra, got the bronze while the silver went to Ketki Sethi from Punjab.