Telangana athletes fetch four gold medals

Nandini, who bagged the yellow metal in the long jump event a few days ago, added another gold in the 100m hurdles with a timing of 14.07 seconds, breaking .05 seconds short of the existing meet record of Aparna Roy from Kerala whose record timing is 14.02s

By Author  |  Sports Bureau  |  Published: 14th Jan 2020  11:17 pmUpdated: 15th Jan 2020  12:35 am
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Hyderabad: Telangana athletes Jeevanji Deepthi and Agasara Nandini bagged their second gold medal while paddler S Fidel R Snehit and cyclist M Tanishq added two more gold medals to State’s tally in the Khelo India Youth Games in Guwahati on Tuesday.

Nandini, who bagged the yellow metal in the long jump event a few days ago, added another gold in the 100m hurdles with a timing of 14.07 seconds, breaking .05 seconds short of the existing meet record of Aparna Roy from Kerala whose record timing is 14.02s.

Earlier in the day, Jeevanji Deepthi who won a gold medal in 100m under-17 girls event with meet record on Sunday, clinched the gold in the 200m event with a timing of 24.84 seconds. Delhi’s Payal Vohra and Maharashtra’s Sudeshna Hanmant Shivaknkar took silver and bronze respectively.

Later, paddler S Fidel R Snehit defeated favourite Raegan Albuquerque of Maharashtra 4-2 (9-11, 12-10, 12-10, 5-11, 11-8, 11-6) for the top honours. Snehit had defeated India No.1 Jeet Chandra of Haryana in semifinals on Monday.

Adding the fourth gold medal in the day was M Tanishq when he rode to glory in the under-21 boys individual time trial 1,000m in 1.08.352 seconds ahead of Venkappa Kengalagutti of Karnataka. Tanishq was delighted with the gold medal. “Cycling was included in the Khelo India Games only this year and I am happy to win gold for the State. It was a close competition in the final,” he said from Guwahati.

Telangana are currently placed at 11th in the table with 10 medals, including six gold, two silver and two bronze medals.


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