National Games 2022: Sarvesh sets new games record in men’s high jump

Services jumper Sarvesh achieved a mark of 2.27m to go past Jithin Thomas’ 2.16m record set in the 2015 Games in Kerala.

Sarvesh Kushare in action. (FILE)

Sarvesh Kushare in action. (FILE) | Photo Credit: BISWARANJAN ROUT

Services jumper Sarvesh achieved a mark of 2.27m to go past Jithin Thomas’ 2.16m record set in the 2015 Games in Kerala.

Sarvesh Kushare created a new Games record on his way to take the men’s high jump gold medal at the athletics arena of the National Games on the IIT campus here on Sunday.

Services jumper Sarvesh achieved a mark of 2.27m to go past Jithin Thomas’ 2.16m set in the 2015 Games in Kerala.

Usaid Khan of Uttar Pradesh rewrote a 20-year-old Games record on his way to claim the decathlon title. Usaid aggregated 7121 points to improve upon M. Kumar’s total of 6951, set in Hyderabad in 2002.

Second placed Yamandeep Sharma of Rajasthan also surpassed the previous record with a total of 7098 points.

In the women’s section, Kerala’s N.V. Sheena leaped 13.37m to secure the triple jump crown.

The results (finals, winners only):

Men:

High jump: Sarvesh Anil Kushare (SSCB) 2.27m (GR, Old: 2.16m, Jithin Thomas, Thiruvananthapuram, 2015); Decathlon: Usaid Khan (UP) 7121 points (GR, Old: 6951, M. Kumar, Hyderabad, 2002); 4x400m relay: Haryana (Gourav, Vikrant Panchal, Ayush Dabas, Angrej Singh) 3:06.58 (GR. Old: 3:09.51, Kerala, Ludhiana, 2001)

Women:

Triple jump: N.V. Sheena (Ker) 13.37m; 4x400m relay: Tamil Nadu (J. Dhivya, J. Vithya Ramaraj, Olyumbia Stify, Subha Venkatesan) 3:35.32 (GR, Old: 3:35.34, Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, 2015).

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