S Dhanalakshmi outpaces Hima Das in 200m semi-final heats at Federation Cup Nationwide Senior Athletics Championships

S Dhanalakshmi outpaces Hima Das in 200m semi-final heats at Federation Cup Nationwide Senior Athletics Championships

Her victory over Hima Das (Assam) within the semi-final heats lifted her to the highest 10 of Indian all-time checklist. Archana Suseendran (Tamil Nadu) gained her semi-final heats in 24.07 seconds to lift expectations of an fascinating last.

S Dhanalakshmi outpaces Hima Das in 200m semi-final heats at Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships

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Patiala: S Dhanalakshmi of Tamil Nadu, who had shocked Dutee Chand within the 100m last, on Thursday beat one other star athlete Hima Das within the 200m semi-final heats by working a meet file time of 23.26 seconds within the Federation Cup Nationwide Senior Athletics Championships on Thursday.

Her victory over Hima Das (Assam) within the semi-final heats lifted her to the highest 10 of Indian all-time checklist. Archana Suseendran (Tamil Nadu) gained her semi-final heats in 24.07 seconds to lift expectations of an fascinating last.

It should be said that each Hima Das (23.10) and Archana Suseendran (23.18) have quicker occasions than the one blazed by Dhanalakshmi on Thursday.

Dhanalakshmi’s time bettered PT Usha’s long-standing meet file of twenty-two.80 seconds set in Chennai in 1998.

Having run 24.05 seconds when ending third within the Federation Cup right here two years in the past, Dhanalakshmi had recorded a 23.47 within the Tamil Nadu State Championships in Sivakasi on 24 January, thus making it the second time she was dipping in beneath 23.50 seconds.

Returning to competitors after a protracted break, Swapna Barman gained the heptathlon occasion with a complete of 5636 factors, her 1.82m excessive leap mark making up for the two:29.98 within the 800m.

Mareena George (Kerala) completed second, a poor shot put efficiency denying her a shot at beating the 2018 Asian Video games champion within the gruelling seven-event problem.

The front-running Krishan Kumar (Haryana) beat again a stiff problem over the past 100m by Ankesh Chaudhary (Himachal Pradesh) within the males’s 800m. These trailing Krishan Kumar on the bell could have anticipated him to decelerate however he chugged on.

Ankesh Chaudhary stepped up the tempo and even held the lead for a short whereas on the house straight however he couldn’t energy on.

Delhi’s Chanda gained the ladies’s 800m in a private greatest time of two minutes 2.57 seconds. It was the quickest time clocked by an Indian girl since Tintu Luka’s 2:00.58 within the 2016 Olympic Video games in Rio de Janeiro. It was a courageous start-to-finish effort by Chanda, however she completed exterior the Olympic Video games qualification mark set at 1:59.50.

Lili Das (Bengal) moved up from sixth place with 150m left and timed her shift to the surface lane properly to have the ability to slip previous MR Poovamma (Karnataka) with just a few strides left for the end.

It was Lili Das’ private greatest time too, the two:02.98 bettering on the two:03.46 that she clocked in Guntur in July 2017. Poovamma (2:03.35) additionally earned her private greatest.

Actually, with Rachna (Haryana), Shalu Chaudhary (Delhi) and Aishwarya Mishra (Maharashtra) additionally clocking their greatest occasions, the ladies’s half-mile noticed the highest six runners attain new peaks respectively.

Speaking of private bests, Gracena Glistus Mery (Tamil Nadu) attained one with a 1.84m effort to win the ladies’s excessive leap. The 20-year-old cleared that top on her second try after having wanted three tries to cross the bar when it was positioned at 1.81m. Her earlier better of 1.79m was achieved within the College trials in Bhubaneshwar on 8 March.

The final time an Indian girl jumped greater than Gracena Mery’s 1.84m was again in 2017 when heptathlete Swapna Barman cleared 1.87m. The woman from Kanyakumari thus turns into the most recent Indian excessive jumper to hitch the 1.80m membership.

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