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National Games 2022: 9 sports records broken in athletics, laborer’s daughter won gold

Gandhinagar. In the 36th National Games on Friday, the Athletics Arena at IIT Gandhinagar made headlines where nine new records were made. The laborer’s daughter Munita Prajapati (Uttar Pradesh) and 17-year-old Parvez Khan (Army) defeated everyone with their feats. Munita made the first record of this sport by taking 1 hour 38 minutes 20 seconds in the women’s 20 km walk. Parvez Khan broke the famous 28-year-old record of Bahadur Prasad in the men’s 1500m. She clocked 3 minutes 40.89 seconds, almost two seconds short of her personal best and won the gold medal.

2018 Asian Games decathlon champion Swapna Barman representing Madhya Pradesh won the women’s high jump with an effort of 1.83m, while Praveen Chitravel (Tamil Nadu) made a record effort of 16.68m in the triple jump in the absence of the top players. won the gold medal. Damneet Singh (Punjab) in men’s hammer throw and Kiran Baliyan (Uttar Pradesh) in women’s shot put also set records.

In the men’s 100m semi-final, Amlan Borgohain (Assam) also broke the National Games record set by Haryana’s Dharambir Singh in 10.45 seconds at Thiruvananthapuram in 2015. Borgohain, who has been in good form this season, clocked 10.28 seconds. He was behind Amay Kumar Malik’s national record in 2016 by 0.02 seconds.

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FIRST PUBLISHED : October 01, 2022, 12:35 IST

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