14 new national records were set on the fourth day of the 34th Junior Athletics Championships, which concluded at the Birsa Munda Athletics Stadium on Monday. Among the major ones, Maharashtra’s Avantika Narvale set a new record in the U-16 girls 200m event with an impressive time of 24.96 seconds.
The recently concluded four-day Junior Athletics Championship meet, which was held In Ranchi, saw a total of 14 new national records be created. The first of them came from Maharashtra’s Avantika Narale, who ended with a gold medal in the U-16 girls 200m event with a time of 24.96 seconds. Narale bettered the precious record by 0.02 seconds compared to the earlier time of 24.98 seconds set by Asian Games silver medalist Dutee Chand nine years ago at the Warrangal edition of the Junior National Championships in 2009.
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Another track event saw Nisar Ahmed of Delhi set a new meet record in the U-18 boys 200m race. Ahmed bagged the gold medal with a time of 21.50 seconds. He bettered the earlier record of 21.59 seconds set by Jijin Vijayan of Kerala in 2011. The national record of 21.33 seconds is still in the name of Amiya Malik.
Middle-distance athlete Tai Bamhane also set a meet record as she won the girls U-16 800m race. Bamhane clocked 2.12.85 seconds to better the previous meet record of 2.13.00 seconds which was set by Chinchu Jose nearly 12 years ago at the 2006 Junior National Championships in Bangalore.
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