India’s Jyothi Yarraji improved her own National Record in women’s 100m hurdles as she won a bronze medal at the FISU World University Games in Chengdu, China, on her Friday.
Jyothi, the 23-year-old from Visakhapatnam, finished in third position with a timing of 12.78s (wind speed: +1 m/s), better than her gold medal-winning performance of 12.82s at the 61st National Open Athletics Championship in Bengaluru last year.
China’s Wu Yanni (12.76s) took silver while Slovakia’s Viktoria Forster (12.72s) won gold.
Jyothi, a student at Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam, fell just short of the Paris Olympics qualifying mark of 12.77s.
Another national record holder sprinter, Amlan Borgohain also won a bronze medal in men’s 200m race with a season’s best time of 20.55 seconds. The 25-year-old missed his own national record (20.52) by a whisker.
Tsebo Isadore Matsoso of South Africa won the gold with a time of 20.36 while Yudai Nishi of Japan was second in 20.46.
With the two medals on Friday, India now has won 11 gold, 5 silver and 9 bronze, placed at fourth spot in the standings. China is on top of the medals tally, followed by Korea and Japan.
Meanwhile Ajay Kumar produced a personal best 65.99m in the men’s hammer throw and finished 11 th while Sathya Tamilarasan was seven in women’s pole vault with 3.60m. Susmita Tigga was 13 th in the women’s 3000m steeple chase while her teammate Bhagyashree Lahanu Navale could not finish the event.
Vikrant Malik (71.15m) and Anuj Kalera (69.49) entered the men’s javelin throw final after the qualification round but in the women’s 1500m Laxita Sandilea (4:36.51) and Shivechha Vikas Patil (4:52.00) finished 11 th in their respective heats and failed to progress further.
The results (gold medallists and Indian performances in finals):
With inputs from PTI
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