The clouds seemed ominously darkish because the 200m runners started their warm-up on the Calicut College Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. By the point they completed their race, it had begun to rain. Then it poured.
There was lightning and thunder too, accompanied by sturdy wind; it was so sturdy, a lot of the tents erected throughout the bottom had been blown away, with the athletes and officers operating for canopy.
Amidst all this gloom, Amlan Borgohain was beaming. He had run a superb race to win the lads’s 200m on the ultimate day of the Federation Cup athletics.
He wasn’t positive about his timing, although. It took some time, however the affirmation lastly got here. Borgohain had clocked 20.52s, a brand new Nationwide report. The prevailing report of 20.63s was set by Muhammed Anas in 2018; the meet report of Anand Menezes (20.79s) was older, established in 2002.
Borgohain additionally achieved the qualifying normal for the Asian Video games. “Sure, the rain affected my run, however then all of the runners suffered, not simply me,” mentioned the 23-year-old from Assam. “Nevertheless, I come from a spot the place we get extra rain than anyplace else within the nation.”
It had stopped raining when the lads’s triple bounce bought underway, but it surely was getting quite darkish. The nonetheless moist pit was lit up, nevertheless, by an thrilling contest, which was received by Kerala’s Eldhose Paul, with a brand new meet report in addition. His 16.99m erased Renjith Maheshwary’s 2012 mark of 16.85m.
There was a brand new meet report for Avinash Sable too, within the males’s 5,000m. He clocked 13:39.43 to higher G. Lakshmanan’s 2018 report of 13:47.28s.
The outcomes: Males: 200m: 1. Amlan Borgohain (Asm) 20.52s (NR; OR: 20.63s), 2. Akash Kumar (UP) 20.89s, 3. V. Muhammed Ajmal (Ker) 20.92s.
400m hurdles: 1. M.P. Jabir (Ker) 50.35s, 2. T. Santhosh Kumar (TN) 50.72s, 3. Dhaval Utekar (Guj) 51.58s.
5000m: 1. Avinash Sable (Mah) 13:39.43 (NMR; OR: 13:47.28s), 2. Kartik Kumar (UP) 13:48.59, 3. Abhishek Pal (UP) 13:48.99.
Triple bounce: 1. Eldhose Paul (Ker) 16.99m (NMR; OR:16.85m), 2. Praveen Chithravel (TN) 16.84m, 3. Karthik Unnikrishnan (Ker) 16.81m.
Hammer: 1. Deepak (Har) 60.83m, 2. Bajinder Singh (Pun) 59.62m, 3. Gurdev Singh (Pun) 59.39m.
Girls: 200m: 1. Hima Das (Asm) 23.63s, 2. Aishwarya Mishra (Mah) 23.64s, 3. Priya Mohan (Kar) 23.85s.
400m hurdles: 1. R. Anu (Ker) 58.63s, 2. R. Arathi (Ker) 59.44s, 3. Simmy (Har) 59.87s.
5000m: 1. Parul Chaudhary (UP) 15:39.77, 2. Seema (HP) 15:40.60, 3. Sanjivani Jadhav (Mah) 15:42.80.
Hammer: 1. Sarita Singh (UP) 64.16m, 2. Manju Bala (Raj) 64.01m, 3. Tanya Choudhary (UP) 59.84m .