Jyothi Yarraji clinches women’s 100m hurdles gold in Federation Cup Athletics | More sports News

NEW DELHI: Andhra Pradesh Jyothi Yarraji put on a remarkable performance, on the penultimate day of the Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships, to clinch the gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdles with great ease and even surpassed her own record of competition in Ranchi on Wednesday.
In Tuesday’s heats, Yarraji had already set a meet record by finishing the race in 13.18 seconds. However, she didn’t stop there and continued to improve her record by clocking an impressive time of 12.89 seconds in the final to win the gold medal.
Not only did Yarraji earn the competition record, but she also surpassed the qualifying standard set by the Indian Athletics Federation (AFI) for the Asian Championships.
The qualifying standard was set at 13.63 seconds and Yarraji’s outstanding performance easily exceeded it. Her accomplishments make her a strong candidate for the upcoming Asian Championships to be held in Bangkok from July 12-16.

R Nithya Ramraj of Tamil Nadu was a distant second with a time of 13.44 seconds, while Sapna Kumari of Jharkhand finished third with 13.58 seconds.
As expected, the men’s 110m hurdles gold went to Maharashtra Tejas Ashok Shirse. He was far ahead of his competitors with a time of 13.72 seconds.

Punjab’s Twinkle will be one to watch in the women’s 800m final scheduled for Thursday. In her heat on Wednesday, she clocked 2:05.39 to clear the Asian qualifying mark of 2:05.74 seconds.
Among the men, only two athletes posted a time of less than 1h50 in the 800m heats.
While Ankesh Chaudhary of Himachal Pradesh clocked a time of 1:49.73 seconds in his heat, Anu Kumar of Uttarakhand clocked a time of 1:49.93 seconds.
(With PTI inputs)


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