Akshay, Avdesh and Jyothika crash out

Delhi’s youth national champions Akshay Nain (400m) and Avdesh Nagar (1500m) were far below their best as they crashed out after the heats at the IAAF World under-18 athletics championships in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday.

Indians were far below their best as they crashed out after the heats at the IAAF World under-18 athletics championships in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday.   -  AP

Delhi’s youth national champions Akshay Nain (400m) and Avdesh Nagar (1500m) were far below their best as they crashed out after the heats at the IAAF World under-18 athletics championships in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday.

Akshay had clocked 48.56s in the Youth Nationals in Hyderabad in April but he could manage just a 50.24 in his heats in Nairobi while his team-mate Manish also crashed out after clocking 50.78.

Avdesh, who broke the meet record in Hyderabad clocking 3:57.26s was nearly 13s slower while finishing 10th in the boys’ metric mile.

D. Jyothika Sri of AP also bowed out after finishing fifth in the girls 400m heats in 57.15s.

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