Nat'l Youth Athletics: Mohit breaks national decathlon record, Rahul and Josna are fastest

Haryana’s Mohit Kumar broke the under-18 national decathlon record while UP’s Rahul Sharma and Karnataka’s Josna Simov emerged as the fastest boy and girl in the 15th National youth athletics championships.

Haryana's Mohit Kumar tallied 6707 to break a two-year record in the under-18 boys' decathlon event.   -  Special Arrangement

Haryana’s Mohit Kumar broke the under-18 national decathlon record while UP’s Rahul Sharma and Karnataka’s Josna Simov emerged as the fastest boy and girl in the 15th National youth athletics championships at Vadodara, Gujarat, on Sunday.

With Andhra Pradesh’s Sourabh Rathi pushing him all the way, Mohit tallied 6707 in the ten-eventer, bettering the two-year-old record. Sourabh, the silver medallist, also bettered the record.

Rahul clocked 10.80s for the boys 100m gold but there was a big fight for the silver with Maharashtra’s Karan Hegiste taking it in a photo finish.

Meanwhile, Kerala’s national record holder Aparna Roy won the womens’ 100m hurdles while long jumper Sandra Babu was way behind her personal best of 6.07m but still comfortably won the girls long jump gold.

Boys: 100m: 1. Rahul Sharma (UP) 10.80s, 2. Karan Hegiste (Mah) 10.91, 3. S. Nehal (Del) 10.91. 400m: 1. Abhishek Mathew (Ker) 48.81s, 2. Shivang Mishra (UP) 49.74, 3. Palash Haldar (WB) 50.27. 800m: 1. Vaseem Tomar (UP) 1:55.83s, 2. Sumit Kharab (Mah) 1:56.54, 3. Ankit Mishra (UP) 1:56.65. 110m hurdles: 1. Punga Soren (Odi) 14.28s, 2. Aditya Prakash (Jha) 14.32, 3. R.K. Suryajith (Ker) 14.49. Long jump: 1. Bhupender Singh (Har) 7.20m, 2. Pankaj Verma (Har) 6.90, 3. Ravinder (Har) 6.80. High jump: 1. Robindeep Singh (Pun) 2m, 2. Mandeep Nain (Har) 1.95, 3. Ravi Kumar (Har) 1.95. Hammer throw: 1. Updesh Singh (UP) 65.87m, 2. Gurdev Singh (Pun) 59.13, 3. Sachin Bambal (Har) 57.54. Decathlon: 1. Mohit (Har) 6707 pts NR, OR 6198; 2. Sourabh Rathi (AP) 6705 BR; 3. Usaid Khan (Mah) 6429.

Girls: 100m: 1. Josna Simov (Kar) 12.23s, 2. R. Giridharani (TN) 12.33, 3. Kirti Bhoite (Mah) 12.46. 400m: 1. Ritika Negi (Del) 55.97s, 2. A.S. Sandra (Ker) 56.26, 3. Deepanshi (Har) 56.57. 800m: 1. Pooja (Har) 2:10.88s, 2. Radha Chaudhary (Del) 2:10.94, 3. Tannu Lathar (Del) 2:12.90. 100m hurdles: 1. Aparna Roy (Ker) 14.08s, 2. P. Thabitha (TN) 14.10, 3. Pratibha Kumari (Jha) 14.57. Long jump: 1. Sandra Babu (Ker) 5.62m, 2. Ambrikha Narzary (Asm) 5.56, 3. Manisha Merel (Odi) 5.38. 5000m race walk: 1. Munita Prajapati (MP) 25:04.24, 2. Baljeet Kaur (Pun) 25:09.24, 3. Jyoti (Har) 26:27.17. Shot put: 1. Pooja (Har) 13.59m, 2. Shiksha (Har) 13.41, 3. Rekha (Har) 13.41. Hammer throw: 1. Kashish Singh (UP) 50.57m, 2. Kessia Mariam Benny (Ker) 46.05, 3. Nirupama (Raj) 45.20.