Jisna makes cut for u-20 WorldsNovember 19, 2017
She is a senior Asian championship bronze medallist and has been to the senior World championships, but Jisna Mathew is not very welcome in her home State Kerala team.
That’s because the 18-year-old rarely competes in junior State meets, a rule that the Kerala Athletics Association often sticks to despite the young girl’s impressive credentials.
On Saturday, with anger and disappointment probably pushing her, Jisna broke the under-20 girls’ 400m meet record on her way to gold at the Coromandel 33rd National junior athletics championship at the Acharya Nagarjuna University Stadium, Mangalagiri, near here.
And though her time, 53.52s, was not a personal best, it helped Jisna — who was running under the Athletics Federation of India’s banner — comfortably qualify (entry standard 55s) for next year’s under-20 World championships in Tampere, Finland.
“Qualifying was never an issue but she would have clocked a much better time had there been somebody to push her,” said her coach P.T. Usha.
The results (winners only):
Boys: Under-20: 100m: Akash Kumar (UP) 10.67s. 400m: Amoj Jacob (Del) 46.59s (NR, OR 46.99). High jump: Geo Jos (Ker) 2.12m. Discus: Sahil Chaudhary (UP) 54.70m. 10000m walk: Juned (Har) 42:59.65.
Under-18: 100m: Gurinderveer Singh (AFI-Pun) 10.83s. 400m: W. Nihal Joel (Kar) 48.16s. Decathlon: Anuj Sangwan (Har) 6618 pts (NR, OR 6617).
Under-16: 100m: Nisar Ahmed (Del) 10.85s (NR, OR 11.01). 400m: Anu Kumar (Utr) 48.39s. Long jump: Devesh (UP) 7.04m. 5000m walk: Sarvjeet Patel (AFI) 22:23.16s.
Under-14: 100m: Roshan Kumar (Bih) 11.48s. Shot put: Kunal (Har) 15.43m.
Girls: Under-20: 100m: Chaitrali Gujar (Mah) 12.13s. 400m: Jisna Mathew (AFI) 53.52s (MR, OR 54.53). Triple jump: Renu (Har) 13.45m (NR, OR 13.36).
Under-18: 100m: Daneshwari (Kar) 12.23s. 400m: D. Jyothikasri (AP) 56.52s. Long jump: Ancy Sojan (Ker) 5.97m. Pole vault: A.C. Nivya Antony (Ker) 3.55m (NR, OR own 3.40). Shot put: Paramjot Kaur (AFI-Pun) 14.84m. Hammer: Poonam Jakhar (Har) 58.23s (NR, OR own 54.66). 5000m walk: Aakirti (AFI-Pun) 25:38.62.
Under-16: 100m: J. Deepthi (Tel) 12.63s. 400m: Priscilla Daniel (Ker) 57.04s. Shot put: Pooja (Har) 13.63m. 3000m walk: Baljeet Kaur (AFI-Pun) 14:45.27s.
Under-14: 100m: Srushthi Shetty (Mah) 12.74s. Long jump: Daliya P. Lal (Ker) 5.03m. High jump: Shravani Desavle (Mah) 1.54m.