Amlan Borgohain and Jyothi Yarraji won exciting races to emerge as the fastest man and woman of the National Games here on Saturday.
Undistracted by a false start, a gritty Amlan clocked 10.38 seconds to take the gold medal. “I just ran to win gold,” said Amlan.
Jyothi beat a star-studded field, including Hima Das, Dutee Chand and Srabani Nanda, to win the women’s crown with 11.51 seconds.
“Hima-didi and Dutee-didi encouraged me during the warm-up. It helped me,” said Jyothi.
Both Amlan (200m) and Jyothi (100m hurdles) will compete in their primary events in the coming days.
Rosy Meena Paulraj took the pole vault gold with a new National Record of 4.20m.
Commonwealth Games medallist M. Sreeshankar took the silver in long jump, behind Jeswin Aldrin, who leaped 8.26m to win the gold with a new Games Record, with a jump of 7.93m.
100m: Amlan Borgohain (Asm) 10.38; 400m: Muhammed Ajmal (SSCB) 46.29 (GR, Old: 46.30, Amoj Jacob, Gandhinagar, 2022); 5000m: Abhishek Pal (UP) 14:07.25; Long Jump: Jeswin Aldrin (TN) 8.26m (GR, Old: 8.04, Ankit Sharma, Thiruvananthapuram, 2015); Shot put: Tajinderpal Singh Toor (SSCB) 20.75m (GR, Old: 20.14, Inderjeet Singh, Thiruvananthapuram, 2015); 4x100m relay: Tamil Nadu (Kathiravan, VK Elakiyadasn, S Jayakumar and B Siva Kumar) 40.01.
100m: Jyothi Yarraji (AP) 11.51; 400m: Aishwarya Mishra (Maharashtra) 52.62; 5000m: Parul Chaudhary (UP) 16:34.68; Pole Vault: Rosy Meena Paulraj (TN) 4.20m (NR, Old: 4.15, VS Surekha, New Delhi, 2014. Old GR: 4.00, VS Surekha, Thiruvananthapuram, 2015); Discus throw: Nidhi Rani (Har) 51.65m; 4x100m relay: Kerala (VS Bhavika, PD Anjali, AP Shilbi and AP Shelda) 45.52.