State athletics c’ships: Nidhi, Diandra clinch triple golds

June 27, 2019, Thane

Athletics69th Maharashtra State Senior Athletics Championship


Thane athletes continued to rule the roost at the 69th Maharashtra State Senior Athletics Championship, winning a clutch of gold medals on the concluding day of the meet yesterday.

Indian junior quarter-miler Nidhi Singh proved to be the one-lap queen, winning gold in the women’s 400m, 400m hurdles and later anchoring the Thane quartet to victory in the 4x400m relay to complete a grand treble. Nidhi’s teammate Diandra Valladares completed a sprint double by adding the 200m gold to the 100m dash she won on Tuesday.

Diandra clocked 23.98secs, which was way ahead of her nearest rival Ratnagiri’s Mangiri Revale, who took silver in 25.22secs, while the bronze went to Mumbai’s Saroj Shetty, who completed the race in 25.37secs. Diandra also finished with three gold medals having run the final leg in leading Thane to gold in the 4x100m relay. Thane also won the men’s 4x100m and 4x400m relay gold medals.

Pune’s Jaykumar Gavde also bagged a sprint double, winning the 200m race clocking 21.48secs, while Akshay Khot and Ajit Singh, both of Thane, won the silver and bronze, respectively.

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