85th All India Railway Athletics Championship: Eastern Railway’s women shine on Day-3

August 23, 2019, Pune


With few men athletes on the roll, Eastern Railway entered the inter-railway athletics championship only with their women’s team. At the contests held at the Shiv Chhatrapati sport complex in Balewadi, the women’s team on Wednesday win two gold medals.

First gold for Eastern Railway came from Tiasha Samadder who claimed top spot in 400 metres (1:00.20) hurdles, while the second yellow metal came within the next 30 minutes with Bhairabi Roy (13.15m) clinching top spot in triple jump.

Samadder is 21 years of age, while Roy is 24. Roy holds the national record of 2.25 metres in high jump for 12 years. It was in September 2004 when Roy set the record in Asian All-Stars Athletic Championship in Singapore. The record was broken by Tejaswin Shankar in November 2016 during the National Junior Athletics Championship.

On Tuesday, Himashree Roy had won silver with the timings of 11.63 in 100 metres.

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