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Nationwide Video games | Elakkiyadasan and Sneha emerge the quickest

Elakkiyadasan raises his arm in triumph after winning the 100m at the National Games in Panaji on Sunday.

Elakkiyadasan raises his arm in triumph after successful the 100m on the Nationwide Video games in Panaji on Sunday.
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Sneha, middle, shows who is the best after nailing the women’s 100m at the National Games in Panaji on Saturday. Photo: Special arrangement

Sneha, center, reveals who’s the perfect after nailing the ladies’s 100m on the Nationwide Video games in Panaji on Saturday. Picture: Particular association
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Manikanta Hoblidhar had a sensational run on the latest Nationwide Open in Bengaluru, bettering his private finest with each spherical and eventually taking the 100m gold with a brand new Nationwide file (10.23s).

However one noticed a really totally different Manikanta within the thirty seventh Nationwide Video games on the Bambolim Athletics Stadium right here on Saturday evening. The 22-year-old was within the lead on the half-mark mark however shortly after that he started limping a bit and eventually completed fourth as Tamil Nadu’s V.Ok. Elakkiyadasan grabbed the gold.

“I pulled my hamstring,” defined Manikanta.

The latest Nationwide Open, which got here in the direction of the tip of the season, had seen a string of unusual and sensational performances, particularly within the 100m, and the Nationwide Anti-Doping Company was on full alert right here, taking the highest 4 finishers within the race for a dope take a look at.

The ladies’s 100m additionally noticed a giant shock with Karnataka’s S.S. Sneha surprising Tamil Nadu’s R. Giridharani, the Nationwide Open champion and the nation’s quickest this yr, for the title.

“We had been very shut within the Nationwide Open so I felt I may do it,” stated Sneha who was successful her first main Nationwide title.

In the long run, Giridharani may simply handle a bronze, behind Srabani Nanda. “I had fever after the Nationwide Open and it took time to get better,” stated the 22-year-old from Chennai who was in a little bit of a rush as she needed to take a dope take a look at.

In the meantime, Asian Video games 10,000m bronze medallist Gulveer Singh seemed to be in some hassle within the 5000m however he broke away from the pack with about 50m to go to take the gold.

“I took a break after the Asian Video games, I went dwelling and didn’t practice correctly for the Nationwide Video games however I knew I’d win the gold,” stated Gulveer.

Srihari, Sajan break information

In swimming, Karnataka’s Srihari Nataraj (200m freestyle) and Kerala’s Sajan Prakash (100m butterfly) broke meet information.

The outcomes (winners solely):

Athletics: Males: 100m: V.Ok. Elakkiyadasan (TN) 10.36s; 5000m: Gulveer Singh (Ser) 14:13.03s; excessive soar: Aadarsh Ram (TN) 2.14m.

Girls: 100m: S.S. Sneha (Kar) 11.45s; 10,000m: Seema(HP) 33:20.75s; discus throw: Seema Punia (UP) 52.51m.

Swimming: Males: 200m freestyle: Srihari Nartaraj (Kar) 1:49.09s (MR); 100m butterfly: Sajan Prakash (Ker) 53.79 (MR); 4x100m freestyle relay: Karnataka 3:26.88 (MR).

Girls: 200m: Dhinidhi Desinghu (Kar) 2:07.32s; 100m butterfly: Nina Venkatesh (Kar) 1:02.22s (MR); 4x100m freestyle relay: Karnataka 3:59.53s (MR).

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