Triple jumper T. Selva Prabhu broke Arpinder Singh’s 12-year-old junior National record while winning gold at the Venizelia-Chania international meet, a World Athletics Continental Tour-Bronze event on Sunday. The 18-year-old, a silver medalist at last year’s under-20 Worlds, produced a personal best of 16.78m (Arpinder’s OR 16.63, 2011) which took him to second place on this year’s u-20 world list . The TN boy improved a stunning 63cm in about 10 months. While Jeswin Aldrin, this year’s long jump world leader, was fifth in his event with 7.66m. Aldrin, according to JSW, which supports him, is recovering from Covid.
Sable 10th in the Rabat Diamond League
National record-holder Avinash Sable finished 10th in the 3000m steeplechase at the Diamond League in Rabat, on Sunday in 8:17.18s. This is the first time Sable has run a steeplechase this year. He had already done the 5000 and 10,000m races earlier this month.
Amlan clocked 10.55 for the 100m
In the Netherlands, Amlan Borgohain clocked 10.55s in the men’s 100m heats at the T-Meeting in Tilburg on Monday and qualified for the final. The women’s 100m hurdles national record-holder Jyothi Yarraji also made it to the final after clocking 11.76s in the 100m heats. However, both the Indians failed to make a run in the final. P. Muhammed Afsal was third overall after the men’s 400m heats with 48.43s.
Harmilan was second in the 800m ‘B’ final
In Britain, national 1500m record-holder Harmilan Bains was second in the women’s 800m ‘B’ final with 2.04.36s at the British Milers Club Grand Prix in Manchester.