National Games: Tamil Nadu’s Rosy Meena Paulraj sets new pole vault national record

Tamil Nadu’s Rosy Meena Paulraj broke VS Surekha’s eight-year-old national record in the women’s pole vault on Saturday.

Tamil Nadu’s Rosy Meena Paulraj broke VS Surekha’s eight-year-old national record in the women’s pole vault on Saturday.

Rosy Meena Paulraj’s 4.20m is the new national record in women’s pole vault.

Rosy Meena Paulraj’s 4.20m is the new national record in women’s pole vault. | Photo Credit: Jonathan Selvaraj

Tamil Nadu’s Rosy Meena Paulraj set a new national record of 4.20m in the women’s pole vault at the National Games on Saturday. The 25-year-old bettered the previous mark of 4.15m set by V Surekha in 2014. Paulraj’s mark is subject to ratification.

Paulraj first made a mark when she won a gold at the 2022 Federation Cup. She had a personal best of 4.00 prior to her performance at the National Games.

It’s been a good day at the National Games for Tamil Nadu.

Weightlifter N Ajith broke the National Record in the Clean and Jerk with a lift of 174kg to push National Games record efforts by track and field athletes into the shade.

Archana Suseendran won silver in the women’s 100m with a timing of 11.55s. She finished after Andhra Pradesh’s Jyothi Yarraji.

Earlier, Praveen Chithravel, in the absence of Abdulla Aboobacker, stole the limelight by setting a new Games record and winning the men’s triple jump title. The Tamil Nadu jumper leaped to 16.68m to erase Ranjith Maheshwary’s 2015 mark of 16.66m.

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