Three records were broken on Day 1 of National Junior Athletics Championships

February 8, 2021, Guwahati

AthleticsNational Junior Athletics Championships 2021


Uttarakhand’s Ankita Dhyani announced her arrival as a – middle and long-distance- runner of immense potential by breaking Sunita Rani’s National U20 record in the women’s 5,000m on the opening day of the National Junior Athletics Championships. 18-year-old Ankita Dhyani clocked 16:21.19 to improve the national record from 16:21.59 that Sunita Rani had set earlier in 1997. Earlier, Pavana Nagaraj (Karnataka) and Mohur Mukherjee (West Bengal) battled intensely at the High Jump pit while Anurag Singh Kaler (Uttar Pradesh) and Nikhlesh (Haryana) locked horns at the Shot Put circle to rewrite U-16 national records.

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