Deepika and Vanshika star at the Youth National Championships 2022 in Bhopal
Haryana’s rising Javelin Thrower Deepika and Pole Vaulter Vanshika Ghanghas broke National U18 girls records on their way to victory on the concluding day of the 17th AFI National Youth Athletics Championships at the Tatya Tope Stadium here on Monday.
Deepika, who is now making it a habit of breaking barriers, threw the Javelin 51.84m to improve on her own National mark of 51.37m set in Panchkula earlier this year and Kumari Sharmila’s meet mark of 47.09m set in Bengaluru in 2012. She also met the qualifying standard for the Asian Youth Championships to be held in Kuwait next month.
Vanshika Ghanghas also rewrote National and Meet Records with a 3.56m clearance to win the girls’ Pole Vault crown. Nivya Antony held both marks earlier, pegging the National record at 3.55m in Mangalagiri in 2017; and the meet record at 3.32m in Hyderabad that year. Nitika Anup Akare (Madhya Pradesh) joined Vanishka Ghanghas as a qualifier for Kuwait.
Among the boys, it was Almas Kabir’s day. The West Bengal sprinter won the 200m in 21.68 seconds for a new Meet Record, surpassing the 21.87 set by Shanmugha Srinivas in Raipur, in 2019.
Jerome Sanjay Nishanth (Tamil Nadu) swept to the top of the podium in the boys 400m Hurdles, taking Murad Sirman and Vishnu Sri (Tamil Nadu) along as qualifiers for the Asian Youth Championship. Similarly, in the boys Javelin Throw, Arjun (Delhi) and Himanshu Mishra (Madhya Pradesh) made the grade.
Amit Chaudhry (Uttar Pradesh) in the boys 1500m, Mohammed Aman (Uttar Pradesh) in Hammer Throw and Mohammed Atta Sazid (Haryana) in Long Jump were others who met the qualifying mark for the Asian Youth Championships.
Ekta Pradeep Dey (Madhya Pradesh) and Sakshi Sargar (Maharashtra) in the 2000m Steeplechase:. Divyasri (Tamil Nadu) in Triple Jump and Ruthika Saravanan (Tamil Nadu), who overcame the shock of making a false start in the 100m semifinals to win the 200m final in 24.70 seconds were the other girls who reached the qualifying standards.
The results (finals):
200m: 1. Almas Kabir (West Bengal) 21.68 seconds (New Meet Record. Old: 21.87, Shanmugha Srinivas, Raipur, 2019); 2. Pijush Ghosh (West Bengal) 22.13; 3. Abhay Singh (Madhya Pradesh) 22.21.
1500m: 1. Amit Chaudhry (Uttar Pradesh) 3:57.23; 2. Shailabh (Delhi) 3:57.43; 3. Sumit Kumar (Telangana) 3:57.84.
2000m Steeplechase: 1. Suraj Kumar Pal (Uttar Pradesh) 6:12.01; 2. Navratan (Haryana) 6:13.16; 3. Aarif (Madhya Pradesh) 6:17.51.
400m Hurdles: 1. Jerome Sanjay Nishanth (Tamil Nadu) 53.62 seconds; 2. Murad Sirman (Gujarat) 53.83; 3. Vishnu Sri (Tamil Nadu) 55.00.
High Jump: 1. Castro Raj R (Tamil Nadu) 1.98m; 2. Mohammed Muhassin (Kerala) 1.95; 3. Vishnu Varthan (Tamil Nadu), Mukesh Ashok Kumar (Tamil Nadu) and Sarthak Shivaji Nimbalakar (Maharashtra) 1.90.
Long Jump: 1. Mohammed Atta Sazid (Haryana) 7.33m; 2. Yash Paresh Khanvilkar (Maharashtra) 7.18; 3. R Ajay (Tamil Nadu) 7.10.
Javelin Throw: 1. Arjun (Delhi) 72.92m; 2. Himanshu Mishra (Madhya Pradesh) 69.72; 3. Manish (Haryana) 64.22.
Hammer Throw: 1. Mohammed Aman (Uttar Pradesh) 66.08m; 2. Prateek (Haryana) 63.13; 3. Narpat Singh (Rajasthan) 62.12.
1000m Sprint Medley Relay: 1. Kerala (S Sangeeth, Kannan KS Kanjirapparambil, N Adil, P Abiram) 1:58.63; 2. Haryana 1:58.69; 3. Telangana 1:59.08.
10000m Race Walk: 1. Ashish Santosh Yadav (Madhya Pradesh) 45:32.47; 2. Rohit (Haryana) 45:34.61; Himanshu Kumar (Uttarakhand) 45:46.21.
200m: 1. Ruthika Saravanan (Tamil Nadu) 24.70 seconds; 2. Dodla Sai Sangeetha (Telangana) 25.32; 3. M Mari Selvi (Tamil Nadu) 25.49.
1500m: 1. Laxita Vinod Sanilea (Gujarat) 4:42.08; 2, Aakancha Kerketta (Tamil Nadu) 4:42.48; 3. Aanchal Chauhan (Uttar Pradesh) 4:43.24.
2000m Steeplechase: 1. Ekta Pradeep Dey (Madhya Pradesh) 7:21.17; 2, Sakshi Sargar (Maharashtra) 7:28.33; 3. Cheriepelly Keerthana (Telangana) 8:01.08.
400m Hurdles: 1. Shreeya Rajesh (Karnataka) 1:01.96; 2. Shravani Sachin Sangle (Maharashtra) 1:02.34; 3. R Harshitha (Tamil Nadu) 1:03.09.
Pole Vault: 1. Vanshika Ghanghas (Haryana) 3.56m (New National and Meet Record. Old NR: 3.55, Nivya Antony, Mangalagiri, 2017; Old MR: 3.32, Nivya Antony, Hyderabad, 2017); 2. Nitika Anup Akare (Madhya Pradesh) 3.40; 2. Bhavya Jain (Madhya Pradesh) 3.20.
Triple Jump: 1. Divyasri (Tamil Nadu) 12.21m; 2. N Lakshanya (Tamil Nadu) 11.85; 3. KN Bhoomika (Karnataka) 11.61.
Shot Put: 1. VS Anupriya (Kerala) 14.96m; 2. Rubasri Krishnamoorthi (Tamil Nadu) 14.85; 2. Anisha (Delhi) 14.79.
Javelin Throw: 1. Deepika (Haryana) 51.84m (New National U18 and meet record. Old NR: 51.37, Deepika, Panchkula, 2022; Old MR: 47.09, Kumari Sharmila, Bengaluru, 2012); 2. Sapna 48.76; 3. Nishi Kumari (Bihar) 43.51.
1000m Sprint Medley Relay: 1. Maharashtra (Isha Nishikant Ramteke, Gauravi Ulhas Naik, Anushka Dattatray Kumbhar, Isha Rajesh Jadhav) 2:14.50; 2. Tamil Nadu 2:15.52; 3. Delhi 2:19.23.
Heptathlon: 1. Mubssina Mohammed (Lakshwadeep) 4649 points (100mH: 15.56; HJ: 1.46; SP: 10.42; 200m: 26.45; LJ: 5.77; JT: 33.71; 800m: 2:32.58); 2. Pavana Nagaraj (Karnataka) 4609; 3. Tanishka Sharma (Delhi) 4107.
Press Release by AFI