Vishnu Priya, Dhanvir Singh set meet records on final day of Youth Nationals

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By: PTI |
Published: July 23, 2018 9:39:26 pm


Priya was far ahead of the field with the silver medallist K Prajna (1:05.08 seconds) of Karnataka trailing nearly three seconds behind. (Source: Twitter)

Punjab shot-putter Dhanvir Singh and Kerala 400m hurdler Vishnu Priya set new meet records on the final day of the 15th National Youth Athletics Championships en route to gold medals in their respective events in Vadodra on Monday.

Dhanvir threw 19.69m in his fifth attempt to erase the earlier meet record of 19.34m set by Navtejdeep Singh in 2011.

The silver medal in the competition was claimed by Adish Ghildiyal of Uttarakhand, who recorded a best effort of 18.23m. Aniket Kala of Uttarakhand took the bronze with a best effort of 17.98m.

In women’s 400m hurdles, Priya, representing Kerala, crossed the finish line in a season…

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