Much to his relief the white flag was raised and Sreeshankar let out a scream of joy and pumped his fists. It is rare for the youngster from Palakkad district, Kerala, to show any emotion. But the occasion called for it.
Reshma Patel has developed a knack of disturbing the record books. Weeks after rewriting the Under-20 10k race walk event on her debut, the 16-year-old on Sunday breached the U18 5000m mark at the junior nationals in Guwahati.
Vijender Singh, who was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2009, said that he will also return all the benefits that he got with the award if the three ordinances of the farm laws are not repealed.
The 21-km race, which will be flagged off from the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, will feature the likes of Avinash Sable (3000m steeplechase national record holder), Parul Chaudhary (2020 half marathon winner, Mumbai) among other top runners from the Indian field.