Gandhinagar. In the 36th National Games on Friday, the athletics arena in IIT Gandhinagar made headlines where nine new records were made. Laborer’s daughter Munita Prajapati (Uttar Pradesh) and 17-year-old Parvez Khan (Army) beat everyone with their feats. Munita made the first record of this game by taking 1 hour 38 minutes 20 seconds in women’s 20 km walk distance. Parvez Khan broke the 28-year-old record of the famous Bahadur Prasad in men’s 1500 meters. He clocked 3 minutes 40.89 seconds, almost two seconds less than his personal best and won the gold medal.
2018 Asian Games decathlon champion Swapna Barman, representing Madhya Pradesh, won the women’s high jump title with an effort of 1.83m, while Praveen Chitravel (Tamil Nadu) won the triple jump with a record effort of 16.68m in the absence of top players. Won gold medal. Damneet Singh (Punjab) in men’s hammer throw and Kiran Baliyan (Uttar Pradesh) in women’s shot put also created records.
In the men’s 100m semifinal, Amlan Borgohain (Assam) also broke the National Games record of 10.45 seconds set by Haryana’s Dharambir Singh at Thiruvananthapuram in 2015. Borgohain, who has been in good form this season, clocked 10.28 seconds. He was 0.02 seconds behind the national record set by Amay Kumar Malik in 2016.
FIRST PUBLISHED : October 01, 2022