RFYS National Athletics: Olympic dream in stride, budding athletes bask in gold glory


Mumbai, January 9: India’s quest for gold in the Olympics got some more claimants with budding athletes from across geographies of the country proving their mettle in the 2019-20 Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) National Athletics Championships. A total of 33 new records were set across the 96 events contested over the past three days. 11 records in 14 disciplines were broken on the final day itself at the Priyadarshini Park, Malabar Hill in Mumbai here today.


Athletes from North Zone came from behind to win equal number of golds as their counterparts from the South on day three. 14 gold medals ensured both North and South ended the finals with 36 gold medals each.

Sathi Patra (14:83 Sec) shattered the previous record in the Senior Girls 100M Hurdles by a fine margin while Mumbai’s Priya Sabhajeet Gupta (14:89 Sec) emulated the feat in the Junior Girls category in the same discipline. Sagar Singh (56.03m) from Punjab provided the other highlight of the day when he bettered the previous best in the Senior Boys Javelin Throw event.

The third season of the RFYS Athletics kicked off in September, witnessing over 32,000 athletes from 5500 educational institutes across 8 categories. All records in the finals that have bettered the current national record will be vetted by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI). Selected athletes will be called up for a camp in the coming months to train under world-class coaches in the Reliance Foundation Odisha High Performance Centre in Bhubaneswar.


New Records (Day 3):


100m Hurdles Junior Girls – Priya Sabhajeet Gupta (Gokuldham High School, Mumbai) – 14:89 Sec 


100m Hurdles Senior Girls – Sathi Patra (Ramnarayanpur ACS Vidyaniketan, West Bengal) – 14:83 Sec 


1500m Senior Girls – Kajal Sharma (Nari Shiksha Niketan Inter College, Lucknow) – 4:45:64 Sec 


5000m College Girls – Khushbu Gupta (Lucknow University) – 17:24:97 Sec 


5000m College Boys – Santosh Yadav (Charuchandra College, West Bengal) – 15:15:66 Sec


4x400m Relay Junior Girls – Nari Shiksha Niketan Inter College, Lucknow – 4:16:96 Sec


4x400m Relay Junior Boys – Govt Boys High School Unit IX, Bhubaneswar – 3:34:08 Sec 


Long Jump Sub Junior Boys – Nitin Pal (Guru Gobind Singh Sports College, Lucknow) – 6.74m 


Long Jump Senior Boys – Tushar Manna (DTEA SSS, Delhi) – 7.00m


Javelin Throw Senior Boys- Sagar Singh (Budha Dal Public School, Punjab) – 56.03m



Best Athletes:


Sub Junior Boys – Nikhilesh (Uttar Pradesh) – Shot Put: 16.21m


Sub Junior Girls – Sandra Mol Sabu (Kerala) – 400M: 58:35 Sec


Junior Boys – Mohit Kumar (Uttar Pradesh) – 400M: 47:64 Sec


Junior Girls – Priya Sabhajeet Gupta (Maharashtra) – 100m Hurdles: 14:89 Sec


Senior Boys – Dibyasundar Das (West Bengal) – 110M Hurdles: 14:27 Sec


Senior Girls – Sathi Patra (Odisha) – 100M Hurdles: 14:83 Sec


College Boys – Pravin P Kumar (Tamil Nadu) – 110M Hurdles: 14:49 Sec


College Girls – Harmilan Bains (Punjab) – 1500M: 4:27:84 Sec


For detailed results, please visit: https://www.rfyouthsports.com/athletics/schedules-fixtures


Final Leaderboard: https://www.rfyouthsports.com/athletics/leaderboards







RFYS National Athletics: Olympic dream in stride, budding athletes bask in gold glory

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