Here's a new sportstar has born in our country. Kishore Kumar Jena of Odisha carried off the National Open Javelin Throw Championship. He was the winner by achieving 74.26m at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Sunday.
The 26-year-old won his maiden national-level title with his phenomenal attempt. Harish Kumar (Rajasthan) and seasoned Vipin Kasana (Delhi) took silver and bronze respectively.
In the women's competition Uma Choudhary (Rajasthan),comes second in the National U-23 Championship with a best throw of 46.41m in her final attempt. Her opening throw of 45.30m was so good to secure the title. Noone in that competition could bit her and cross atleast 45m.
Manu Kumari (Uttar Pradesh) beat Haryana's Priyanka by a mere centimeter to the silver medal. And Shilpa Rani (Haryana), who is in India's top 10 List this season, missed the chance to pick up her third successive medal in this championship after bronze in 2018 and silver in 2019. So She was left disappointed in sixth place with a best effort of 44.11.
Haryana's Deepika came up with her own Girls U-16 national record . And She mannaged her opening throw of 49.31m. She had only three legal efforts. But Deepika's throws of 43.69m and 46.93m were better than all the marks that her state-mates Manisha and Sapna managed.
The trio were the only bunch of athletes in the category who went past the 40m mark. The youngest in the Boys U-16 category Mangal Singh deserved top honour with a 71.37m throw on his second try. But Rohan Yadav caught the eye with consistency and his best of 70.14m on the second attempt. He won the silver medal because of his flawless performence and Gaurav Patel took the bronze.