National Games 2022: Siva Subramaniam breaks men’s pole vault national record

Siva registered a 5.31m jump to better his own record of 5.30m that he set in 2018 at the 68th Inter-Services Championships in Bangalore.

Subramani Siva of Services clears a height of 5.31m to break the national record in the men’s pole vault. (FILE)

Subramani Siva of Services clears a height of 5.31m to break the national record in the men’s pole vault. (FILE) | Photo Credit: GANESAN V

Siva registered a 5.31m jump to better his own record of 5.30m that he set in 2018 at the 68th Inter-Services Championships in Bangalore.

Siva Subramaniam scripted a new National record as he secured the men’s pole vault title at the athletics arena of the National Games here on Monday.

Siva marginally improved his own record as he achieved 5.31m. His previous best of 5.30m had come in 2018.

The Services pole vaulter also shattered the 35-year-old Games record of 5.10m set by Vijay Pal Singh in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Gulveer Singh clocked 28:54.29 to win the men’s 10,000m crown with a new Games record. The previous record was in the name of G. Lakshmanan, who had done 29:13.10 seven years ago.

Kirpal Singh also set a new Games mark as he threw the discus to 59.32m. He went past Shakti Singh’s 1997 performance of 58.56m.

Nayana James beat World under-20 silver medallist Shaili Singh, who returned to action after an injury to do 6.28m, to bag the women’s long jump title with a leap of 6.33m

The results: (finals, winners only):

Men: 10000m: Gulveer Singh (SSCB) 28:54.29 (GR, Old: 29:13.50, G.Lakshmanan, Thiruvananthapuram, 2015); Pole vault: Siva Subramaniam (SSCB) 5.31m (NR, Old: 5.30m, Siva Subramaniam, Jalahalli, 2018; GR, Old: 5.10, Vijay Pal Singh, Thiruvananthapuram, 1987); Discus throw: Kirpal Singh (Pun) 59.32m (GR, Old: 58.56, Shakti Singh, Bangalore, 1997).

Women: 10000m: Seema (HP) 33:58.40; Long jump: Nayana James (Ker) 6.33m; Heptathlon: Swapna Barman (MP) 5663 points.

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