STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Double delight for 4 athletes

There was double delight for four athletes on Sunday, the second day of the 57th Kerala State Schools Athletics Championship.

Published: 25th November 2013 12:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th November 2013 12:55 PM   |  A+A-

There was double delight for four athletes on Sunday, the second day of the 57th Kerala State Schools Athletics Championship.

Among the state’s more promising athletes, Chithra P U, Rakhil A G, Jisna Mathew and Jisha V V picked up their second gold on the synthetic track of the Maharaja’s College stadium here.

Long distance runner Chithra, who had won the senior girls’ 3,000m race on the opening day breaking her own meet record, repeated the feat in the 5,000m race.

This time, she bettered Thara M D’s record set in 2011. Kozhikode’s Jisna Mathew won her second gold of the meet as she produced an impressive sprint to come first in the junior girls’ 100m race. A trainee of Usha School of Athletics, Jisna had also stamped her authority in the 400m race on the opening day.

Meanwhile, Rakhil A G grabbed his second gold as he came first in the junior boys’ 100 m sprint, after having won the long jump gold. Jisha V V, student of HS, Parali, also joined the list as she clinched the 400-m hurdles’ crown on Sunday in senior girls’ category. She had also struck gold in the 400m flat event.  Jisha and Ernakulam’s Smruthimol rubbed shoulders till the final hurdle, but a quick burst of speed from Jisha after her final hurdle took her ahead of Smruthimol on the way to the finish.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp