Sahana wins high jump gold

National record holder Sahana Kumari won gold in the women's high jump on the second day of the 79th Railways Athletics Championships here today

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published:August 7, 2013 5:22 am

National record holder Sahana Kumari won gold in the women’s high jump on the second day of the 79th Railways Athletics Championships here today. Sahana,a London Olympian and representing South Western Railways,cleared a modest 1.76m to win gold at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. She holds the national record of 1.92m. N Manikandaraj of South Central Railways and Merlin K Joseph of Western Railways became the fastest male and female athletes of the championships.

Results: Men’s Hammer Throw (1. Talwinder Singh,(DMW Patiala) 62.49m; 2. Azad Ahmed (SW Railway) 61.86m; 3. Sukhdev Singh (Northern Railway) 58.87m); Men’s 20km Walk ( 1. Maniram Patel (Western Railway) 1:32:20.21; 2. Romit (Western Railway) 1:38:52.42; 3. Ashok Patel (SEC Railways) 1:45:51.17); Men’s Javelin Throw (1. Rajender Singh (NW Railway) 71.00m; 2. Sharth Raj (Southern Railway) 66.99m; 3. K N Tripathi (North Central Railway) 65.31m); Men’s 110m Hurdles (1. A Suresh (ICF 14.23); 2. Pinto Mathew (Western Railway) 14.56; 3. Muthusamy (Southern Railway) 15.05); Men’s 100m (1. N Manikandaraj (SC Railway) 10.59; 2. Ganesh Satpute (Central Railway) 10.76; 3. Manikanda (Southern Railway) 10.76); Women’s High Jump (1. Sahana Kumari (SW Railway) 1.76m; 2. Mallika Mondal (Eastern Railway) 1.70m; 3. N K Siji (Western Railway) 1.65m); Women’s 100m: 1. Merlin K Joseph (Western Railway) 11.84; 2. N Shardha (Southern Railway) 12.03; 3. Asha Roy (Eastern Railway) 12.14.

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