In the National Games 2023, Asian Games silver medalists Jyothi Yarraji and Tejas Shirse won the 100 and 110 meters hurdles gold medals with national games records.
Meanwhile, Priyanka Goswami also won gold in 20 kilometer walk with a Games record. Jyothi improved her timing to 13.22 seconds, while Tejas clocked 13.71 seconds. Priyanka won the National Games 2023 gold with a timing of 1.36.35 hours.
In the men's 20 kilometer walk, Suraj Panwar of Uttarakhand broke the record of Munita Prajapati by clocking 1.27.43 hours. While Vithya Ramraj won gold with a timing of 52.84 seconds in the 400m. Abha Khatua won gold by throwing the shot put 17.09 meters. K. Avinash of Tamil Nadu took gold dipping ahead of Haryana’s Vikrant Panchal. Maharashtra’s Rahul Ramesh Kadam finished with the bronze.
On the other hand, Muhammed Anees of Kerala won the gold in Long Jump with a jump of 8.15 m. Lili Das of West Bengal beat fellow international K.M Chanda of Delhi to the finish line in women’s 1500 M to win the gold. In the men’s 1500 M, Ritesh Ohre of Madhya Pradesh won the gold with a timing of 3:40.93 sec.
Tejaswin Shankar representing Delhi is ahead in Decathlon with 4062 points after the National Games 2023 of Day 1 with Kerala’s N. Thowfeeq closely behind. Delhi’s Kushagra Rawat and Bhavya Sachdeva underlined their prowess in long distance swimming when they bettered the National Games mark in 1500m and 800m freestyle respectively on day 2 of the aquatic competition at the Campal Swimming Complex.
National Games records were also bettered in men’s and women’s 4x100 Medley. In the men’s category, Services (3:46.81s) clinched the gold, Tamil Nadu (3:47.16s) the silver and Karnataka (3:47.43s) took home the bronze with all the three teams improving on the previous mark.
Maharashtra is at first place in the National Games 2023 with 47 gold, 34 silver, 33 bronze and Haryana is at second place with 18 gold, 15 silver and 17 bronze.