Jyothi Yarraji becomes first Indian woman hurdler to break 13 second barrier | More sports News


BENGALERU: Jyothi Yarraji Monday made history by becoming the first Indian woman to record a second legal time under 13 in the 100m hurdles while breaking her own record in the National Open Championships in Athletics In Monday.
Yarraji, 23, representing the railways, clocked victory in 12.82 seconds and, with a wind gauge of 0.9m/s, she could not be denied her national timing record a second time .
She had won the same event in the National games at Gandhinagar in a time of 12.79 seconds but was sustained by a wind that exceeded the allowed limit. His previous national record was 13.04 set in May.

Yarraji was unstoppable on Monday. She had already owned the mark of the encounter with 13.18 seconds in the heats, bettering the record of 13.38 seconds set by Anuradha Biswal in Chennai 20 years ago.
In the final, she took the lead as all seven athletes reached the second hurdle and was a comfortable winner.
The railways star, who hails from Andhra Pradesh and trains in Bhubaneswar, capped off a great season, with a breakaway only at the National Interstate Championships in Chennai in June.
She thus became the second fastest Asian in the event this year and earned a place just outside the continent’s all-time top 10.
It was the third time this year that she rewrote the national record. She beat Anuradha Biswal’s national mark of 13.38 set in 2002 with 13.11 at Loughborough University on May 22.
Four days later, she raised the bar to 13.04 seconds in Vught, the Netherlands. Earlier, she had managed a 13.09 second effort in the Federation Cup in Kozhikode, but was denied by excessive wind speed.
Late Sunday evening, Parchant Singh Kanhiya (Chemins de Fer) won the men’s pole vault record by clearing 5.15m.
S Siva, who broke her own national record at the recent National Games, cleared 5.00m to concede a fine victory to Kanhiya.



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