Expressing happiness over participating in the national championship, Sajith, a participant from Chennai, said he has been practising Karate for the last 10 years and learnt many techniques.
The decision to switch to javelin throw paid rich dividends as the 26-year-old from Puri won the men's final in the 3rd National Open Javelin Throw Championships at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
The 16-year-old athlete from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh not only registered her personal best but was also the fastest among all female participants.
Kamalpreet Kaur, who is an employee of Railways, had her name in the entry list for women’s discus throw, but she will not be taking part in the event owing to a shoulder and knee injury.
Reportedly, the college authorities are yet to submit necessary documents to convert the special study centre into a regular centre as per the University Grants Commission (UGC) norms.
Indian Grandmaster Iniyan won seven of the nine games he played, including against two French International Masters.
India’s star paddler G Sathiyan blanked Tomas Koldas 4-0 to enter the round of 16.
At least 120 Naxals enrolled for the BPP offered by IGNOU and around 107 Naxals appeared for the exam, which was held here on June 21.